“Espejos is a mentoring program for emerging Latino artists, will present this year’s artistic work June 5 at 7 p.m.” From the TC Daily Planet article Espejos: Reflecting the Latino community.

Espejos 2008
Gallery viewing starts: May 22
Opening Night Reception and Performance:6-9 PM Thursday, June 5, 2008.
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Performance from 7-9 PM
Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408
Free admission

An excerpt from the interview:

“”TCDP: Tell me about the Latino arts scene in the Twin Cities.

TERESA ORTIZ: We are diverse even in the Latino community.

In poetry, there are the Palabristas spoken word collective and other new poets being developed through different programs, such as the Loft. The Palabristas have published two chapbooks.

In painting or visual arts, Douglas Padilla and other people work through the Grupo Soap del Corazon collective, and other artists also are in the Twin Cities. There are not too many opportunities, especially for new talents, but it is being developed little by little.

And then there are the theater groups, like Teatro del Pueblo. There’s quite a bit of music, too, and dance – at least three groups of Danza Mexica (what is called Aztec dancing) and folk dance, too. Deborah Ramos works in another group for dance and visual arts.””


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