THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LILIANA VÁSQUEZ’S ROSARY ART, TRADITIONAL LIFE SCENES WITH MARÍA NATIVIDAD, DON FELÍPE ON IRAN & ISIS, SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ NO DEJA TRUMP EN PAZ AND ANOTHER GREAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK BY ANGELA ORTIZ.
Hola mis queridos Latinopians! This week we focus on the preservation of Latino traditions as preserved by two gifted artists. Florida-based Lillian Vásquez preserves the rosary and crucifix traditions in Latino culture through her modern metal and beadwork creations based on traditional artwork going back hundreds of years. Check out her great work and her website: www.sacredartjewelry.com
Also this week we visit with El Paso-based María Natividad who strives to capture Mexican tradition s through her depictions of daily Latino life. Check out María’s cool art!
Our regular blogger Don Felípe de Ortego returns, this time weighing in on ISIS and its current threat to the United States. And he should know what he’s talking about, before becoming a preeminent Chicano studies scholar, Don Felípe was an Intelligence Officer with strategic responsibilities as a Threat Analyst in the 1950s. Check out his take on our current US muddle as he addresses “The Frying Pan and the Fire: Iran and the ISIS Threat.”
And it seems Sergio Hernández, our regular cartoon blogger, just can’t get enough of bombastic Donald Trump–check out Serg’s most recent take on the Donald. And don’t miss another great photo by our weekly photo blogger, Angela Ortiz.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!