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16/15
A Decade Later: The Chicano Collection Returns to Plaza de la Raza
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 05:31
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:34

Ten years ago this month, Cheech Marin released a limited-edition portfolio series created by master printer Richard S. Duardo of Modern Multiples that launched with an exhibition at Plaza de la Raza followed by a national tour produced by Melissa Richardson Banks that continues today.

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This exhibition was the culmination of the trio’s two-year project, which included the production and distribution of 115 archival fine art print sets — each containing 26 large-scale pigment prints of artwork in Cheech’s notable Chicano art collection and 26 linocut portraits by Artemio Rodriguez of each featured artist. Fifty of the 115 sets were donated to major museums and universities across the nation, including LACMA, San Francisco’s de Young Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. One set was given to each participating artist, and the remaining sets are available for sale. More information about the project can be found at www.TheChicanoCollection.net or by emailing Melissa at mrb@downtownmuse.com.

JOIN Cheech Marin, Melissa Richardson Banks, and featured artists at Plaza de la Raza for this rare chance to view these prints made by Richard Duardo as part of the groundbreaking The Chicano Collection project. The exhibition will be on view in the Boathouse Gallery free of charge during Plaza’s public hours now through Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Featured artists are Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, David Botello, Melesio Casas, Gaspar Enriquez, Margaret Garcia, Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Raul M Guerrero, Roberto Gutiérrez, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernández, Ester Hernández, Leo Limon, Jose Lozano, Gilbert Magu Lujan, César Martínez, Frank Romero, Alex Rubio, Marta Sanchez, Eloy Torrez, Jesse Treviño, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, George Yepes

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The Boathouse Gallery is open to the public on Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6pm, and Sat 10am-2pm.

NOTE: The books on sale are for the exhibition “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” now on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum through Saturday, August 1, 2015. Copies are $39.99 plus tax. If you cannot make the opening, you can still buy books at Plaza de la Raza’s La Tiendita store, Vincent Price Art Museum, and online at www.downtownmuse.com/chicanitas.


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