Hecho en Colorado On View At El Pueblo History Museum

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado

Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Presented in colaboración with History Colorado and El Pueblo History Museum, Hecho en Colorado travels to highlight the artistic and intellectual achievements of a dynamic and powerful community shaping arte across Colorado. The show welcomes visitors to the free Community Gallery through December 23, 2022.

 

Dianne Archuleta, Director of El Pueblo History Museum, shares: “We are thrilled to continue History Colorado’s partnership with the Latino Cultural Arts Center by bringing this incredible exhibition to Pueblo.” Adding, “These artists’ contributions to the cultural landscape of Colorado are unmatched and it is a great opportunity to share them with Southern Colorado.”

Hecho en Colorado Exhibition Artists
Lalo Delgado, John Encinias, Victor Escobedo, Juan Espinosa, Carlota EspinoZa, Javier Flores, John Flores, Carlos Fresquez, Juan Fuentes, David Ocelotl García, Joaquin Gonzáles, Miguel González, Quintin González, JOLT, Ramon Kelley, Karma Leigh, Lu Liñan, Josiah Lee Lopez, Arlette Lucero, Stevon Lucero, Dan Luna, Sofia Márquez, Emanuel Martínez, Adrian H Molina, Norbeto Mojardin, Tony Ortega, Lorenzo Ramirez, Manuel Ramos, Abi Rosales, Daniel Salazar, Ana Marina Sanchez, Carlos Sandoval, Carlos Santistevan, Armando Silva, Zoots by Suavecito, Leo Tanguma, Eric Trujillo, Lorenzo Trujillo, and Jerry Vigil

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"When well-established institutions fail to acknowledge or document the history and artistic expressions of an ethnic minority community, it is easy to overlook the value of their contributions.  When I think about the enormous contributions of Mexican/Chicano/Native people, I wonder just how much has been lost to history.  It has been my life’s work to ensure that at least some of that history is valued and preserved for future generations.  As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, Hecho en Colorado tells the story of one community’s rich contribution to the history of the state.

'La Raza', or the people, is a term used by Mexicans and Chicanos to describe ourselves. As Mestizos, or mixed-race people, Mexicans are an amalgamation of all the world’s races.  We are partly the ancestors of the Native peoples who have lived and traveled in this region for thousands of years. Conversely, we are also descended from the Europeans who conquered them and appropriated their lands. Into this complicated colonial mix, we are the progeny of African slaves, indentured Asian laborers and Middle Eastern traders. 

The Mexican/Chicano/Native people have been in this region from the very beginning of the modern history of Colorado.  We have been an integral part of every aspect of Colorado’s history.  While many of our people were not born in Colorado, by no means are we new to this region.

The artwork included in this show is part of the Abarca Family Collection and will be part of the Mexican Heritage Museum / Museo de Herencia Mexicana to be housed in the future Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado." 

Adrianna Abarca,

Founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center & 

​Curator of Hecho en Colorado

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The Hecho en Colorado

Coloring Book Includes 22 original drawings from local artists

"The Hecho En Colorado Coloring Book Connects Locals with the Past and Present of Latino Culture"

(303 Magazine)

The Hecho en Colorado Coloring Book includes drawings created by Colorado artists within the LCAC collection. This project wouldn’t be possible without artists who, like us, care deeply about your access to the arts. We hope we are able to put color back into your life by providing inspiration and comfort. Please consider leaving a donation to aide the "Hecho en Colorado" artists during this time.

Voces en Arte was created in partnership with the Latino Cultural Arts Center to coincide with History Colorado Center’s exhibit, Hecho en Colorado. We are thrilled to bring together artistas for a seven part series of conversations to talk about the importance of Native, Mexicano, and Chicano art in the state of Colorado.