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Voices from the Ancestors and Beyond: Chicanx/Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices edited Lara Medina and Martha R. Gonzales University of Arizona Press ISBN-13: 9780816539567 October 2019     Involvement in Indigenous Circles Between 1985-2000 I served as a volunteer spiritual advisor for the Native American Religious Society at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco, California. The women that I...

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  Linda Vallejo and a decade of art that unapologetically embraces brownness Los Angeles Time, Arts and Culture by Matt Stromberg June 20, 2019     Full Article Exhibition Details     “He looks better brown, don’t you think?” Linda Vallejo asks, pointing at a small sculpture of hamburger chain mascot Bob’s Big Boy. His alabaster skin, however, has been painted a rich shade of mocha. The bright blue eyes...

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Habitat: On the Road  ArtNews Magazine by Katherine McMahon Winter 2019 New York     Excerpt L.A.-born painter Linda Vallejo does a lot of thinking in her 2009 Toyota Avalon, which carries her to and from her home in Topanga Canyon. “I work through images in my mind while driving,” she said. Traffic can be a bad influence. “Because of the congestion, a lot of us are becoming rude drivers.” But...

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Beach Is in This California Town’s Name, but It Offers Much More The New York Times By Lucas Peterson June 26, 2018 Excerpt: I enjoyed the exhibit “El Exploratorio,” which focused on the intersection of art, science and technology. A standout was Linda Vallejo’s “Datos Sagrados,” which wove together mesmerizing pictographs with data about Latino immigration. Full Article  ...

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Building Bridges in Time of Walls: Chicano/Mexican Art from Los Angeles to Mexico traveling group exhibition September 2018-June 2020 Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Mexico City, MX September 21-November 25, 2018 Centro Cultural Clavijero Nigromante Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico December 14, 2018-March 3, 2019 Centro de las Artes Monterrey, Nuevo Leon March 28-June 23, 2019 Museo Siete Regiones Acapulco, Guerrero July 2019 Museo de los...

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We Need Protests. And Paintings. The New York Times By Héctor Tobar New York January 27, 2018     Excerpt The history of Latino diaspora art in Los Angeles shows that even small, local works can produce big cultural shifts. In the 1970s, a group of Los Angeles artists at the barrio gallery Self-Help Graphics wanted their community to celebrate the beauty of Mexican culture. So they worked to recreate Mexican “Día de los...

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