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    The Chicano Collection/La Coleccion Chicana

    Through July 27, 2008
    El Paso Museum of Art

    Art advocate and entertainer Cheech Marin presents this exhibition of 26 limited-edition reproductions (giclées) of paintings by prominent Chicano artists. The archival-quality digital prints depict images of urban life and the Chicano experience during 1969 through 2001.

    Original linocut-print portraits by Artemio Rodriguez of La Mano Press, a one-hour documentary by award-winning director Tamara Hernandez, and an essay by Chon A. Noriega, Ph.D. of UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center are included with the exhibition. The giclées were produced by Richard S. Duardo through his studio, Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions.

    The exhibition is the culmination of a one-year project spearheaded by Mr. Marin in partnership with Bank of America and Farmers Insurance that is designed to advance Chicano art as a recognized school of American art and increase public accessibility to it. In addition to donating 50 commemorative sets to major U.S. art museums (with EPMA being one of them) and universities, 25 sets will be sold privately with net proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

    This exhibition is free to the public.

    For more information please call (915) 532-1707

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