Daniel and Maruca Salazar are one of the local Latino arts community's reigning power couples; while Daniel grew up here, Maruca emigrated to Denver from her native Veracruz, Mexico, more than thirty years ago. And they've grown right along with that community over the years as visual and media artists, educators and community cheerleaders, bringing an updated mixture of folkloric symbols and colors, cultural references, sly humor and political statement to video screens and gallery walls in the barrio and beyond. Since 2009, Maruca Salazar has served as director of Denver's Museo de las Americas, presenting satisfying shows that swing between ultra-contemporary to fully folkloric; Daniel currently runs his razalas studio and curates Su Teatro's XicanIndie Film Festival.
What does it mean to live deeply embedded within the heartbeat of the 'hood? Daniel and Maruca Salazar shed some light in the following 100CC questionnaire.