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Tour the Mexican Murals in Pilsen

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
Event starts at 12:00 p.m. 
$10 in advance $10 at the door Price at the door:  $10.00

Jose Guerrero

Gallery Colibri
2038 W. 18th Chicago, IL 60608
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Saturday, October 15th 12pm and 2pm

Sunday, October 16th 12 pm and 2pm

Colibri Studio/Gallery 2032 W. 18th Street

Tour led by Roberto Ferreya and Jose Guerrero $10 per person
Pilsen is a rich artistic community. Enjoy these special walking tours of this community while learning about the murals created in the area since the early 70's by Mexican, Mexican American, and other artists. Pilsen Open Studios is a celebratory annual event where local artists' welcome the public into their workspace. Advance registration for the mural tour is requested. Call Gallery Colibri 312/733-8431.

The artistic community had already become inspired during the 1920s and '30s by the revitalization of the Italian Renaissance fresco style by the inspired creations of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Certain visionary U.S. politicians decided to combine the creativity of the new art movements with the values of the American people. This program looks at the legacy of this profound cross-cultural relationship. “In acknowledging the influence of the Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros on his work, Siporin said, "Through the lessons of our Mexican teachers, we have been made more aware of the scope and fullness of this the soul of our own environment." It was they, he said, who suggested "the application of modernism toward a socially moving epic of our time and place."

About the artists:

Jose Guerrero

The Federal Art Project was one of the divisions of the W.P.A. created under Federal Project One. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had made several attempts prior to the F.A.P. to provide employment for artists on relief, namely the Public Works of Art Project (P.W.A.P.) which operated from 1933 to 1934 and the Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture which was created in 1934 after the demise of the P.W.A.P. However, it was the F.A.P. which provided the widest reach, creating over 5,000 jobs for artists and producing over 225,000 works of art for the American people.

Tour the Mexican Murals in Pilsen 

Saturday, October 15th 12pm and 2pm

Sunday, October 16th 12 pm and 2pm

Colibri Studio/Gallery 2032 W. 18th Street

Tour led by Jose Guerrero $10 per person
Pilsen is a rich artistic community. Enjoy these special walking tours of this community while learning about the murals created in the area since the early 70's by Mexican, Mexican American, and other artists. Pilsen Open Studios is a celebratory annual event where local artists' welcome the public into their workspace. Advance registration for the mural tour is requested. Call Gallery Colibri 312/733-8431.

The artistic community had already become inspired during the 1920s and '30s by the revitalization of the Italian Renaissance fresco style by the inspired creations of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Certain visionary U.S. politicians decided to combine the creativity of the new art movements with the values of the American people. This program looks at the legacy of this profound cross-cultural relationship. “In acknowledging the influence of the Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros on his work, Siporin said, "Through the lessons of our Mexican teachers, we have been made more aware of the scope and fullness of this the soul of our own environment." It was they, he said, who suggested "the application of modernism toward a socially moving epic of our time and place."




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