Recently, on a Facebook group called ChucoPedia, member of the group, asked a pertinent question. She asked whether there were any Latinx Moderators on the site? She was informed by one of the moderators that if she was under the impression the page was run by Latinx, that she was given wrong information. A lively… Read More Opinion Editorial: Who Speaks for Latinx, Chicanx on Social Media?
An earlier version of this article was previously published in RUTAS, Forum for the Arts and Humanities, Spring 1994 / Numero 2. By Miguel Juárez It was Saturday afternoon. ZaZa and I drove in his air-conditioned car in the 101 degrees towards Copia and Alameda Streets on a mission to comfort our old friend, Alberto,… Read More Caldo de Res in the Decade of AIDS
Randell David Fleet says he grew up knowing he was special. He said he was a gay kid in a world where people wanted him dead. He said he tried to kill himself many times and he often tried to commit suicide. He said he often begged for God to come get him. He said… Read More The Art of Randell David Fleet
One of fronterizo artist José Montoya’s powerful images is a color photograph titled “Resistance Dance.” It depicts a dancer wearing black laced high-heel shoes, and a black skirt with black fringe. The dancer is photographed in front of the mural painted by David Herrera and El Mac at Mills and Stanton streets in downtown El… Read More Resistance Dance: The Art of José Montoya
by Belinda Subraman In these times of unrest and uncertainty, fighting for democracy and fairness, living through a global pandemic, we all find different ways to survive and blossom. I admire and appreciate all efforts to keep positive and those who seek growth and connection during quarantine. It has been important to me to express… Read More Surviving Artistically
Aside from re-posting important articles in the current environment, El Paso News is celebrating Pride Month. Martin Paredes is no longer contributing articles in this El Paso News site. As the Editor, I am shaping El Paso News to feature articles on local issues and highlight voices which are often not featured in other publications.… Read More This Month in El Paso News
Even in the Absence of Proximity-my review of Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn Poetic Justice Books & Art (Port Saint Lucie, FL) Christina Quinn is a visual artist and poet, born and reared in England, who has lived many years in the Coachella Valley… Read More My Red Fez review of Christina Quinn’s Looking Up the Down Spout
The following article written several years ago, offers a vignette of one of the most important art collectors of our time in El Paso, Texas. El Pasoans will now have to visit Austin to see a collection we lost because of unfortunate decisions by city leaders. By Miguel Juárez Collecting is a disease you’re born… Read More Juan Sandoval: A Passion for Collecting
Alice Leora Briggs was recently awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for her work in the visual arts. See: www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/alice-leora-briggs/ You can see her work at aliceleorabriggs.com. Her publications include: Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez, an illuminated manuscript-police blotter with writer Charles Bowden, and The Room, a suite of twelve chine collé woodcuts with poet Mark Strand.
By Miguel Juárez The late Felipe Adame painted his first murals in El Paso in the early 1980s. Felipe was born on August 23, 1942. He considered his murals “as a means to preserve the culture, to retain a heritage, and to value the community organized effort behind a work of art.” Adame was a… Read More Remembering the late Artist Felipe Adame, QDEP