Posts tagged "artist"

John Valadez champions Chicano art

John Valadez champions Chicano art
Artist John Valadez explores Chicano culture in his exhibit “Santa Ana Condition” now showing at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Valadez, 62, from Los Angeles, earlier in his career captured low riders to cholos in photographs and translated much of the Chicano identity into paintings. “I identified with the Chicano movement because... Read more »

The Pilsen Picasso: Francisco Mendoza, 1958-2012

The Pilsen Picasso: Francisco Mendoza, 1958-2012
Francisco Mendoza, 53, an artist and a teacher, left his mark in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Every day thousands walk by his murals at the 18th Street Pink Line “L” stop. His mosaic murals grace Orozco Community Academy in Pilsen. Among his many other works is a mural at the YMCA in South Chicago, the neighborhood... Read more »