THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE ART OF HECTOR CURRIEL, DON FELÍPE VISITS TUSCANY ON THE MIMBRES, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON “NEGACION,” CARLOS ALMARAZ AT THE VINCENT PRICE AND QUETZAL PERFORMS “VOCES.”
Hola Latinopians! This week we have a new video showcasing the talents of cartoonist and fine artist Hector Curriel. Hailing from Peru, Curriel has found a home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Check out his talented portfolio of artistic visions! Also this week our regular blogger Don Felípe De Ortego returns with his account of a recent visit to the Mimbres Valley in Southern New Mexico. Turns out it’s very similar to the vineyards of Tuscany in Italy. José Umpierre, also known as El Zocotroco, returns with his considered and thoughtful reflection on the state of affairs in Puerto Rico. At a time when the fiscal mismanagement of the island is the legacy of previous elected officials, he wonders where did it all wrong and comes up with “Negación.” Also this week, a brand new exhibit of the work of the late great artist Carlos Almaraz opens at the Los Angels County Museum of Art. We’ll be reporting on that later in the year but for now, check out the Almaraz’s show at the Vincent Price Museum at East Los Angeles College. Not to be missed! And also check out the music group Quetzal in concert in Pasadena, California with their original composition, “Voces.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!