THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: KATHY GALLEGOS ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ART AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2021, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH CARMENCRISTINA MORENO, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE MCNAY ART EXHIBITION AND BURUNDANGA BORICUA’S THIRD INSTALLMENT OF CRISIS DE DESESPERANZA.
This week we conclude are look at the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the Latino culture. Previously we saw the devastating impact on music (Louie Perez of Los Lobos), theater (Evelina Fernandez of the LATC) and writing (Sergio Troncoso of the Texas Institute of Letters). This week Kathy Gallegos, Director of the Avenue Art Gallery, looks at how the virus has impacted the art community and what to expect in 2021.
Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles podcast offers an interview with singer, performer and actress Carmencristina Moreno. Carmencristina has recorded for and has been featured numerous television shows.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report brings us a look at the recent art exhibit at the McNay Art Gallery which features the works of Richard Duardo, John Valadez, Cesar Martinez, Raul Caracoza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Miguel Ramos, John Valadez, Barbara Carrasco, and Juan Mora. Ricardo gives us the backstory on how he and his wife, Harriet, have been collecting and gifting Chicano art for years.
Jose M. Umpierre, el Zocotroco, gives us the third installment in his thoughtful and thorough look at how Puerto Rico has come to be the way it is in his four-part essay, “Crisis de la Desesperanza.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!