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Maggie Negrete was a 2016 Cafe Con Leche resident artist. Maggie is a SWPA native, a feminist artist that adapts her medium in response to the dialogue she wishes to create with the audience. Her artwork consists of installations, illustrations and prints with themes focused on women's history, fantasy and the occult. Uniting these mediums, Maggie's design sense manifests through black and white linework with nods to Gilded Era illustration, the current renaissance of sign painting and is influenced by her heritage of typographers and illustrators. Additionally, Maggie is a Teaching Artist and Arts Administrator, coordinating events for other teaching artists through her position at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Click this blog post to read excerpts from Maggie's project for her residency, "Puntos de Referencia"
A member of the community needs our help. On May 2, 2016 Martín Esquivel-Hernandez was taken from his home and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the day after marching at an immigrant rights rally with his family. He is currently being held in a private prison in Youngstown, Ohio and faces the threat of deportation.
In May 2016, Hoesy was one of Cafe Con Leche's resident artist's. During his time here, Hoesy immersed himself in the Pittsburgh community, building relationships and creating thought-provoking multidisciplinary art. Hoesy will be returning to Pittsburgh as apart of the Re:NEW Festival this fall. We sat down with Hoesy to learn more about his time in Pittsburgh and what he has planned for Re:NEW.
Pellizas are a traditional hand woven rag rug from the Dominican Republic. As a part of the Cafe Con Leche Resident Artist program, Gina will be setting up shop in the lobby of The Ace Hotel, 120 S. Whitfield St. East Liberty 15206, from August 1st to August 6th. She is making a Pelliza special for Pittsburgh! This is a participatory art project, we encourage people from all ages and abilities to join Gina.
Meeting minutes from July's Latinas Connect meeting on July 20th. The next Latinas Connect will be on August 17th at 6:30 at The Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library.
Pellizas are a traditional hand woven rag rug from the Dominican Republic. As a part of the Cafe Con Leche Resident Artist program, Gina will be setting up shop in the lobby of The Ace Hotel from August 1st to August 6th - making a Pelliza special for Pittsburgh!
This week for La Perspectiva we profile Ella Serrato, Realtor® and Multi-Million Dollar Producer with Howard Hanna Real Estate. Ella is one of Cafe Con Leche's generous sponsors for Cafe Con Leche's Resident Artist program. We sat down with Ella to learn more about her love for Pittsburgh, all things Real Estate and her passion for her Colombian roots and work with Colombia en Pittsburgh. You can reach out to Ella: email@example.com, 412-606-0969.
In this country, that is now our home, what do we want our legacy to be? Being a part of the United States means taking responsibility. This means addressing one of this nation's most troubling characteristics: Racism. It is a community problem that effects us all.
Latinas Connect meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be July 20th. Email LatinasConnectPGH@gmail.com for more information.