CHISPA (spark) establishes LCAC as a beacon that provides the community with fruitful insights into Colorado's Chicano & Latinx art and culture
Hijos del Sol by David Ocelotl García
Dear LCAC community, 
I want to start off by thanking all of you who contributed to our end-of-year campaign in 2019— with your support we raised over $10,000 in two-months, with an additional $3,800 pledged in recurring donations throughout 2020. 
The year is off to an exciting start! We are well into our listening tour , which is  informing the design of our original programming by helping us identify the creative needs and priorities of our community. To date, we have interviewed approximately 30 artists and will be transitioning to the next phase which involves connecting with local families, youth and scholars. In the coming months we will share some of our findings so stay tuned!
Finally, I want to take a moment to introduce you to Joyce Sanchez , who is supporting the LCAC as a part-time Programs Coordinator after volunteering with us for over a year. Joyce brings decades of experience working with families and youth. Not only is she incredibly bright and determined, she has a great sense of humor—please join me in welcoming her to the team! 
See you at the next Hijos del Sol shopping event— Celebrando a la Mujer—where 15% of all sales will be donated to Tsobol Antzetik (meaning Women United in Tzotzil) , a weaving co-op of Maya women in Chiapas that uses textile weaving to support their families and communities. 
As always, my door is open and if you would like to schedule a time to brainstorm with me, please feel free to reach out! 
Welcome Joyce Sanchez to the LCAC Team
New Programs Coordinator
Joyce Sanchez began her career more than 20 years ago predominantly in the Denver Metro area. As a native of Southwest Colorado, her passion for serving the community runs deep. Learn more about her by checking out our blog!
Cementing the Contributions of Chicana Muralist Carlota EspinoZa
Denver's place in
Chicano/a Art
At LCAC, part of our responsibility as stewards of Latinx art & culture is to make sure that we play an integral role in championing the visibility of artists of color. During our recent cafecito with Carlota EspinoZa, a native Coloradan and pioneer of Chicana muralism, we looked through her archive that encapsulated over 60 years of work. EspinoZa’s contributions to the Colorado arts landscape cemented Latinas within the historical fabric of American society. 
March 2020
Month of Printmaking
in Denver
LCAC Collection Highlight
Gabriela Campos, Vida II, Etching on Zinc Plate, 2005, Abarca Family Collection, Colorado.

At ou r Celebrando a la Mujer shopping event 15% of sales will be donated to Tsobol Antzetik (Women United), a weaving co-op in Chiapas. The donation will go towards the families and communities we support at the store. Consider purchasing their handmade apparel, accessories and toys.

¡ Viva Mariachi !
A Renaissance in
the Making

MSU Denver's Mariachi program is sharing stories and a passion for the art across Colorado. The university and the Latino Cultural Arts Center , recently hosted the 4th Annual Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival Workshop & Showcase that featured more than 150 students alongside professional musicians
and performers. 
You're Unstoppable
With Rocio Pérez
In February, Hijos del Sol hosted Rocio Peréz, an international bestselling author and career coach , for an intimate book signing. It came as no surprise that our shoppers were instantly inspired by the energy she brought into the room. Victoria Paige Gonzalez, sat down with her to discuss the ways in which one can nurture their power by following the seven steps to becoming an
“How quickly we forget where we come from. So remind me, remind me that I come from the Taínos of the río, the Aztec, the Mayan, Los Incas, los Españoles con sus fincas buscando oro, and the Yoruba Africanos que con sus manos built a mundo nunca imaginado . ” 

Elizabeth Acevedo, an award-winning Dominican-American poet and author.
Recipe by Lola's Cocina
Up your salsa game with this special recipe prepared by Colorado food blogger Dolores Wiarco Dweck , known by her nearest and dearest as Lola. She has a great appreciation for Mexican cuisine and cultura. Lola's culinary mentors include her relatives and friends as well as some of México’s great chefs and home cooks.
Rhythms in the LCAC Collection
The Soul of Perú

Susana Baca is a singer-songwriter, ethnomusicologist, folklorist, teacher, and winner of two Latin Grammy Awards.   She w as born in the coastal barrio of Chorrillos, outside Lima, Perú. Baca has been a key figure in the global revival of Afro-Peruvian music as the Founder of the Instituto Negrocontinuo (Black Continuum ) in Lima, which is dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian culture. Her music plays with folk forms by combining traditional rhythms with poetry.

LCAC has a signed copy of Susana Baca's performance flyer when she visited Denver February 19th, 2019 to perform at La Rumba.

Comunidad en Denver
Estampas Corrientes y Comunes
“Current and Common Prints”
Exhibition Opening
Friday, March 6, 2020, 6 - 9PM
222 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Past Present and Future
Exhibition Opening
Friday, March 6, 2020, 6 - 9PM
D3 Arts & Re:Vision
3738 Morrison Rd, Denver
Latina Líderes y Emprendedoras
Latina Leaders & Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 - 9PM
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd Street, Denver
Latinx Leadership Summit
Decolonizing Identity and Power
Thursday, March 12, 9AM - 4PM
Turnhalle Ballroom at the Tivoli
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver
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