Cascarones mission and projects as well as HIV/AIDS facts for kids.
HOY - Your next project? MS -My next art project is to paint many small works on paper and tin --mainly still lifes and narratives. I have a children’s book I am illustrating, an exhibit in the fall of 2011 at Taller Puertorriqueño, and a community project in conjunction with my Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award. I will also be in a traveling European exhibit that will focus on immigration in America as well as another traveling show Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection scheduled to be at the University of Notre Dame.
Anything else you want to add? Other than making and sharing art with the community, I am deeply concerned with the need for the Hispanic community who are in a position to do so, to support the arts. Donating to cultural centers, buying art for their collection for public areas are some ways that people can promote Latino art. Some of these may also be considered a charitable contribution, and a possible tax deduction.
As a population, Latino buying power is very strong for the overall economy. Despite this economic presence, the Latino/a collector is still a minority on the national art scene.
The Latino/a consumer can enrich our culture even more by paving a wider path for Latin American art, raising it up to the forefront, not only validating its existence, but also creating a strong market for it.
Right now the economy is tight for so many people. It is a good time to buy art at a good price, enriching your lives as well as the lives of others.
If you have any questions about this topic, I will be