A Chicago Public Schools teacher took an early retirement to pursue his dream to continue in the long line of Mexican artists who excel at printmaking. From depicting calaveras – the skulls seen in the Day of the Dead celebration – to pursuing themes of social justice, Rene Arceo is the heir apparent to an enduring tradition. “Chicago Tonight” has a portrait of a Chicagoan who has recommitted himself to

Organización en La Villita está brindando ayuda a quienes buscan exponer lo mejor de su arte Se trata de ‘Open Center of the Arts’, un espacio para que todos los creativos en esta zona de Chicago no solo puedan exhibir al público sus trabajos, sino también recibir talleres para sacar provecho de sus talentos artísticos.   Ver publicación

  Artist Kim Laurel, of Chicago, describes her collage and monoprint work that is part of the “Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life” exhibit at The Art Center Highland Park. Laurel is pictured at the Oct. 16, 2020 opening ceremony of the exhibit, held at the center. (Karie Angell Luc / Pioneer Press) Follow the original article: https://www.chicagotribune.com

 Rene Pop Up Store Día de los Muertos Exhibit has a pop up store at The Art Center Highland Park

My son Atlan interviewed me in 2020 regarding my story as an artist, my beginnings, zeroing into printmaking, evolution and community connections. This includes the co-founding of the Galeria Ink Works (1984-87) Taller Mexicano de Grabado (1990-96), and establishing Arceo Press. This podcast is the second one produced by the Chicago Printers Guild for their program Inside the Edition: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-the-edition/id1518875119?i=1000494110973

Friday | September 20th, 4 – 8 pm Triton College Art Gallery 5th Ave just north of North Ave. River Grove, IL FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS: https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/eve/d/river-grove-colectivo-chicago-artists/6976004449.html

Info: SCG INTERNATIONAL/Puertográfico Events Puertográfico Events Event Type: Pop-Up Exhibitions I will be displaying up to 30 of my linocut prints which vary in size. These prints have been produced over the last three years and have as common denominator of portraiture. Much of this body of work has to do with images of people addressing cultural issues, aspects of identity, as well as social and political concerns. Organizers René Hugo

Marc Vitali | August 26, 2019 6:31 pmSince it was established in the 1850s, the southern border of the United States has been a flashpoint for conflicting points of view. Now, artists from both sides of the border – including Chicago – are searching for meaning in migration. The title of their show: “The Border Crossed Us.” TRANSCRIPT Phil Ponce: Navigating the rocky road of migration, a diverse group of artists explores

The Arceo Press has published thirteen collaborative portfolios since 2003, almost all featuring work of Mexican or Mexican-American artists. Most relate to Mexican history or folklore. No theme specifically addresses the Mexican-American border, but politically, they all can do so. As text in one of the prints asserts, “Before you came from wherever you came, these lands belonged to my ancestors.” And so this retrospective is called: “The Border Crossed