THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA; RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE CHICANO ART MOVEMENT IN TEXAS, AMADO PEÑA ON CON SAFOS ART GROUP, CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ ON CON SAFOS ART GROUP, SANTA BARRAZA ON “NEPLANTA,” AND CÉSAR CHÁVEZ ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS.
Hola mi gente! Your Tia Tenopia is excited because this week we’re focusing on the Texas art movement of the 1970s which led the way to a national Chicano art movement that crosses all genres. We begin with Ricardo Romos’s essay on the Chicano Art Movement in Texas. In his essay he highlights the work of the early San Antonio based group Con Safos. Complementing Ricardo’s essay are two video interviews with members of Con Safos. We hear from César Martínez on how he joined the group and how the group was successful in getting their movement oriented work into major galleries. We also hear from Amado Peña, who now resides in New Mexico, about the efforts of the group to document Chicano life. A third video is with artist Santa Barraza, another member of Con Safos, speaking about her Neplanta art.
We conclude this week on Latinopia with a rare clip of labor leader César Chávez speaking about the importance of supporting the arts.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!