THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: KATHY GALLEGOS AND POLI MARICHAL ON THE PANDEMIC AND ART, EL ZOCOTROCO ON OLD AGE AND THE PANDEMIC AND RICARDO ROMO ALSO ON HOW COVID-19 HAS IMPACTED THE ART COMMUNITY, AND RAPPER OLMECA REMINDING US, “YOU ARE NOT ALONE!”
This week we take a long look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world of art and artists. We begin with two Plática posts. In the first we look at the impact of Covid-19 on the world of art and the artists, specifically in Los Angeles, California and San Juan, Puerto Rico. We speak with Kathy Gallegos, Executive Director of the Avenue 50 Art Gallery and Poli Marichal, a print maker and filmmaker from Puerto Rico, as they address how the virus has impacted the art world. Our second video looks at how artists are responding to this crisis.
Our Puerto Rican blogger, José M. Umpierre, also known as el Zocotroco,presents us with a thoughtful piece (in Spanish) on old age and growing old in the age of the pandemic.
And returning to the theme of how the pandemic has impacted the arts, blogger Ricardo Romo brings us his Tejano Report where he weighs in on how the pandemic is affecting art in Texas.
And don’t miss rapper Olmeca as he reminds us that in this time of pandemic, police abuse and national uprising for Black Live Matter, We are Not Alone!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia, keep wearing your mask and keep your distance.