‘La Llorona Salutes Carlos Cortez’

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsOn December 13th, from 6 p.m. to midnight, to commemorate the nearly nine years since the death of Carlos Cortez on January 19, 2005, La Llorona Art Gallery together with Casa de la Cultura Carlos Cortez, will open the exhibition “La Llorona Salutes Carlos Cortez.” Cortez was a beloved poet, graphic artist, political activist, photographer and muralist who believed that art can help bring social change and aid in the understanding of the struggles and tribulations that poor and disenfranchised populations face on a daily basis. The exhibition is composed of thirty wood cut prints representing union and migrant workers, “Calaveras”, and other scenes celebrating the daily life of indigenous cultures. A television documentary of his life was filmed in part at La Llorona Gallery during which Carlos said that he was in the gallery of his friend, Arturo Avendano. “La Llorona Salutes Carlos Cortez” will be on display at the gallery until January 10, 2014.

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