Hablamos Juntos: Slow Art Day 2016

Join Museo on Slow Art Day, April 9, 2016 to view the new series titled Hablamos Juntos. Click the image below to view the exhibit , then return here to read what other slow lookers have written and add your comments.

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Broadside6JuanFuentes-1-copyArtist: Juan Fuentes

“My muscles ache, too. His labor goes unnoticed by many, but not by me.”

—Yesenia Matias Chavez, UCSC Student and Writing Project Assistant


ivan-rubio-1-copyArtist: Ivan Rubio

“The picture I picked out reminds me of my Uncle Georgie. My Uncle Georgie is a buff, ‘tall ass foo’ and he’s all tatted up from his neck down to his legs.”

—Chris Rosete, Young Writers Program


judithe-1Artist: Judithe Hernandez

“Maria’s childhood was difficult. She grew up in a neighborhood where guns were like fireworks at night. Houses were falling apart, with broken windows. It was a very lonely neighborhood.”

—Alexis Rangel, Young Writers Program


xavierjiramontes, our gangArtist: Xavier Jiramontes

“When my family immigrated to Watsonville from Michoacán, Mexico, they bought a house in a white neighborhood. [Their neighbors] would drive by in their cars and yell out all kinds of racist names like ‘beaner,’ ‘wetback,’ ‘greasers,’ and ‘aliens.’ But despite all that my family stayed on the block.”

—Anthony Garcia, Young Writers Program


CarmenPortal-1-copyArtist: Carmen Leon

“The title of this artwork is called “The Portal.” This symbolizes the transformation I made from being a kid to the high school teenager I am today.”

—L.R., Young Writers Program


Broadside5JesusMelanie-1-copyArtist: Jesus Barraza & Melanie Cervantes

“I’m Mexican and I’m proud of that—I wouldn’t change it even if I could.”

—Jose Antonio Ortiz, Young Writers Program


hector-mendoza-1-copyArtist: Hector Mendoza

“The barb wires in this picture made me think of a lot of difficult times I’m still going through.”

—Elizabeth Albor, Young Writers Program

2 thoughts on “Hablamos Juntos: Slow Art Day 2016

  1. Comments from our email box:

    “What a great project to involve young minds in the rich world of the arts, congratulations!”
    – Isabel Rojas Williams

    “¡Amazing! Congratulations.” -Juan Manuel Carrillo

    “Wonderful working with art and students!! Would love that – Susan Chadney

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