• LA gallery celebrates Day of the Dead by honoring Latino veterans

    LatinaLista — If October 31 is Halloween, then November 2 must be All Souls Day or as how most Latinos of Mexican and Central American descent know it -- the Day of the Dead. While to the casual observer, Day of the Dead may seem like a highly creepy way to remember...

  • The unsolved deaths of the women in Juarez live on in song and art

    LatinaLista — It is said that music is timeless. Unfortunately, some heartbreaking crimes are also timeless as long as they remain unsolved. Join the two together -- music and an unsolved crime and the results are lyrics that are haunting, memorable and serve as the voice of the victims. That's the case...

  • Painting a broader picture of Latino talent one artshow at a time

    By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Veronica Valadez has been recognized as an Emerging Artist of the City of Ventura 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards, but to her this distinction has many meanings... LatinaLista — Art has many faces; one of them is named Veronica Valadez. A Latina visual artist, Aztec dancer, gallery owner, teacher and...

  • Goya’s art makes us look in the mirror

    (The following is from one of Latina Lista's regional newspaper partners -- Hawaii Hispanic News) By Arantxa Ascunce, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Hawaii (Ed. Note: The Honolulu Academy of Arts, for the first time in decades, is exhibiting a selection of Francisco Goya's prints until August 9th) HONOLULU, Hawaii --...

  • Texas Gov. signs bill recognizing “El Tejano”

    LatinaLista — Amid all the bills that were signed into law in this session of the Texas legislature, there was one that was loooooong overdue about 500 years to be exact. El Tejano Sculpture by Armando Hinojosa The bill honors Tejano Americans and recognizes the influence they had on the history of...

  • Kleenex shows Latino pride is nothing to “sneeze” at

    LatinaLista — It seems that it's never too early to start planning to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The folks at Kleenex (of the Kimberly-Clark family of products) actually began in December of last year when they put out a nationwide call to Latino artists to come up with a new design for...

  • Argentina: My first Argentine lady

    By Ana Maria Hanssen LatinaLista ARGENTINA: I want to tell you about the first Argentine female I met in my life. Her name is Mafalda and I am sure many of you have met her too. Growing up in Colombia, it never even crossed my mind that she was from a different...

  • Marvel comics cartoonist shares what it’s like to draw Obama with Spider-Man for special edition

    LatinaLista — It's not too farfetched to say that a lot of people are already looking at President-elect Barack Obama as a real-life Superhero who will save the U.S. from spiraling into self-destruction. As Spider-Man dangles behind the new President of the United States, camera in hand, he asks: "Hey, if you...

  • Collaring a business idea and turning it into glittering success

    Kimberly Martinez knew her sister-in-law's beaded ID necklaces were a great idea. Combining her "corporate" experience with her relative's creativity, the two women transformed a home-based hobby into a full-fledged award-winning business. LatinaLista — Working in corporate America, Kimberly Martinez used to joke that she was an "Entrepreneurial Rapunzel." The 45-year-old Florida...

  • It may be Halloween but this weekend is Day of the Dead

    LatinaLista — In multicultural Latino households across the country, tonight is all about skeletons, candy and little ones that go bump (a.k.a. trick or treating) in the night. Yet this weekend, in those same households, it's all about skeletons, candy and remembering our loved ones who have passed away. This weekend is...

  • Appreciating ART through the (p)ages of history and culture

    LatinaLista — One of the many definitions of art is that "art is a human activity, made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. " Whether it's prehistoric stick figures, classic Madonna images, leafy landscapes, tortured self-portraits, psychedelic graffiti sprawls or the contemplative elements that comprise performance art, art has a...

  • University project resurrects 1949 images of South Texas’ Mexican Americans online

    LatinaLista — Back in 1949, two sociologists from the University of Texas, George Sanchez and Lyle Saunders, wanted to study a little documented phenomenon — the expansion of the Spanish-speaking population in Texas. The two professors wanted to investigate the "social aspects of prejudice and discrimination." What would be uncovered would help...

  • Artist sends a bilingual/multi-national plea for help for unique installation recreating Latin American migration into the USA

    LatinaLista — Artist Margaret Parker describes herself as an explorer. My journeys take me to the territory of the personal, political, and spiritual. I have no preconceived notion before I start, and I use the medium that best fits the terraine. The evidence I bring back is my work. Since 9/11, I've...

  • New culture blog takes it one mundo(ss) at a time

    LatinaLista — If you can't get enough of Latino art, blogs or tidbits of New York City's cultural scene, then a new arts and culture blog dedicated to promoting Latino talent and headquartered in New York City is where you need to visit. It's called mundoss, and while it's NYC-focused, it is...

  • Two sponsors join together to showcase Latino artistic talent in the Southwest

    LatinaLista — Recent rumblings in the Latino blogosphere have focused on why sponsorships promoting Latino talent or events always seem to be by the big alcohol companies. Well, in a refreshing twist, a new mobile art exhibit promoting Latino artists is being sponsored by two companies whose products are found in communities...

  • New art exhibit celebrates a “Declaration of Immigration”

    LatinaLista — This Friday, in honor of the Declaration of Independence a new declaration will be drafted at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. It will be called the Declaration of Immigration and it's a new exhibit that focuses on the variety of viewpoints and experiences in attaining the American...

  • Creative can exhibit pops the lid on ethnic, state and patriotic pride

    LatinaLista — And you thought the canned drink Red Bull was only good for a quick boost of energy. How wrong you are thee with little vision! It seems that Red Bull, the can, not the drink, has much more potential than to be clasped by sleep deprived or hung over caffeine...

  • Art competition highlights coping with a cancer diagnosis

    LatinaLista — Throughout our lives, we are bound to know someone afflicted with cancer. The very word can strike fear into those who are diagnosed with it and for their families who suddenly realize that one's mortality is really such a short time. Yet, everyone deals with the news differently in their...

  • Puerto Rican “Decimista” Lourdes Perez featured in new online film series promoting artists

    LatinaLista — Puerto Rican artist, Lourdes Perez, is described as a "recording artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, poet, vocalist and guitarist." Yet, she is also only one of a handful of female decimistas. Decima is a specialized form of Spanish poetry. Lourdes has become world renown for her treatment and performance of the...

  • High School Art Competition in Select Cities Focuses on Hispanic Heritage & Culture Theme

    LatinaLista — The 11th annual Hispanic Heritage scholarship art competition sponsored by Latino Art Beat for high school juniors and seniors living in Miami, FL, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Washington DC is underway. This year's theme is "What Hispanic Heritage & Culture Means to Me"! There are several...

  • New LifetimeTV.com Series Glitters with the Talents of the Crafty Chica

    LatinaLista — Her name is Kathy Cano-Murillo but her legions of fans know her best as the Crafty Chica. Kathy, who has been a longtime supporter of Latina Lista, is the ultimate crafting Latina. As you can tell by now, Kathy doesn't just make crafts — she makes recuerdos with that Latina...

  • Superhero Exhibit Underscores Value of Immigrant Labor

    LatinaLista — Monday nights are addictive for those of us who have gotten hooked on the NBC series Heroes. The idea that ordinary-looking people can have these incredible qualities makes it all the more believable that a "Superman" could actually be walking among us. But sometimes, we get so caught up in...