El Oro del Barrio
Many historians pinpoint the birthplace of the Chicano movement as mid-‘60s New Mexico. On Friday, Sept. 14, Downtown gallery El Chante: Casa de Cultura hosts a celebration of two emissaries from that turbulent time. Padre Luis Jaramillo served the Catholic Church for 50 years and was active in the Black Berets’ civil rights work. He’ll display a series of his digital art, alongside a collection of woodcarvings and photo collages by historian and educator Tomás Atencio. Atencio is perhaps best known as a co-founder of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, a gathering space that was a kind of Chicano think tank where radical new philosophies were discussed and community history recorded. That same spirit is likely to infuse the show at El Chante. Show up between 6 and 8 p.m. and show some respect for our elders. Opening night festivities also feature live music by Teresa Cordóva and poetry by Joseluis Ortiz. For more details, call 400-9201. (Margaret Wright)
Friday Sept 14, 2012
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Displayed works of Padre Luis Jaramillo and Tomás Atencio.
Noche de Cultura celebrating and honoring the art and historical contributions of Padre Luis Jaramillo and Tomás Atencio. Over the past fifty years, Jaramillo and Atencio have created, contributed, and organized on issues of social justice, civil, land and water rights.