For Tony Diego, art and education are inseparable. For over fifteen years, he has worked with young people, using art as a tool to address social issues. Diego is also a part of the Chicano art collective Los Phantazmas, which started in the '90s with Josiah Lopez, Carlos Fresquez, Ismael "Izzy" Loz ... More >>
The English translation of Los Phantazmas is "The Ghosts," says artist Carlos Fresquez, explaining his art collective's name, which evokes the invisible work that many Latinos, Mexicans and Chicanos perform in the United States. The four-person collective emerged in the mid-'90s, disbanded around th ... More >>
Do you like your art small? If so, VSA Arts/Access Gallery is the place to be this Friday night, when works less than a foot square will be available for purchase at a 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall fundraiser. The art is not just all over the wall, but all over the place: Some is by teachers and some ... More >>
Brandon Maldonado, "Eulogy," Oil on PanelWhen Carlos Fresquez teaches young children about DÃa de los Muertos, the day of the dead, he has a strategy for making the skeletal imagery not so scary: "I would just say, hey, knock on your head. There's a bone in there. You yourself are a skeleton ... More >>
click image to enlarge The tiara-topped, oversized red guitar sitting on the new Westwood welcome sign seems to have magically appeared out of nowhere last weekend, but it has actually been over ten years in the making. The newly landscaped corner lot where Morrison Road meets South Sherida ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
The Lakewood Cultural Center hosts three Day of the Dead exhibits.
Pachuco examines a 65-year-old injustice.
Havu and the Museo are saturated in a vivid Latin beat.
Celebrate one culture and three voices.
Chicano and post-Chicano art mix it up in an elegant offering at the Central Library.
Decades of Influence at the MCA is a smash hit and this is just the beginning.
Hoof it to the Asbury Event Center for the Shoe Ball.
Old-school Chicano art gets it on with post-Chicano new-school at the Museo.
Chicano artists go beyond their identities in an important show at the CVA.
Cheech doles out advice on his second-favorite subject.
CHAC's New World My Eye offers a new Chicano perspective
Denver’s Chicanos step out in a new show.
Mexico's influence is on display at the CVA and the Museo.
DMNS launches a new intergalactic exhibit
La Raza Cósmica continues to expand the circle of Mexican art.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Tradition and innovation come together for The West: New Ways/Old Visions.
A stroll down Santa Fe drive.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of July 9, 1998