A timeline of Michigan Latino arts copyright Artes Unidas de Michigan, 2003. Original research by Jesse Gonzales. The intention of Artes Unidas is to collaboratively grow this timeline with additional dates, information, and images that document Michigan Latino arts history across time.
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Last updated: 11/08/10 at 11:02 AM
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Theresa Rosado, Lansing Puerto Rican painter was featured in "Urban Latino," national magazine.
Nine latina artists were featured in a month-long exhibit at the Hispanic Art & Education Center of the Detroit Bagley Housing Association.
"Los Tulipanes" festival was inaugurated in Holland, MI
"Forjando Una Comunidad/Building a Community: A History of Mexicans in Detroit," a 30-minute documentary aired on WTVS, Channel 56 in Detroit.
Jose Narezo, Grand Rapids artist, muralist and educator, opened a month-long exhibit, "Jose Narezo: Cuba Journal," of his Cuban photography. The exhibit also included: "Vision Latina: Latin Artists of the new Millenium" featuring 20 Cuban, Latin American, and US Hispanic artists sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council and the Grand Rapids Museum.
Nora Chapa Mendoza of Birmingham, MI is named "Michigan Artist of the Year" becoming the first Latina to receive ArtServe Michigan's Guvvy Award.
Jesse Dominguez, Central Michigan University art professor since 1993, exhibits 30 paintings in month long exhibit in Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Casa de Unidad Cultural Arts and Media Center of Detroit hosts a youth program, "Tradiciones Vivas/Living Traditions," a comprehensive cultural program for youth including arts workskhps in various media. Among the work created is a triptych mural created by the Muralistas del Barrio/Barrio Muralists by youth from Detroit and Lansing under the guidance of Detroit's Nora Mendoza and Grand Rapids' Jose Narezo with each city contributing one panel. The third and final panel was created at the Michigan Great Lakes Festival with both student groups and master artists leading the on-campus work.
Nora Mendoza, West Bloombield, MI, was featured in a one-person show at Heritage Art Gallery in Ypsilanti, MI
Nora Mendoza exhibited at national "Canto al Pueblo" festival in Meza, Arizona
Hubbard Richard Community Center mural painted by George Vargas and Martin Moreno was dedicated in Detroit.
Jesse Gonzales appointed to East Lansing Fine Arts Commission.
Fourteen Latinos are named to various task forces and advisory panels by the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Nuestras Artes de Michigan, statewide umbrella arts organization, incorporated in Michigan.
The Chicano Art & Literary Organization was founded in Lansing, MI
Statewide arts exhibit, "Raza Fine Arts Festival," featuring 10 artists was held at the Lansing Center for the Arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts awards an Expansion Arts grant to the Raza Art & Media Collective to continue publication of a journal and film on the Puerto Rican elders.
Dedication of mural, "Vibrations of a New Awakening" by Martin Moreno in Adrian, MI.
Exhibit of 150 posters, "The Poster in Puerto Rico" under the sponsorship of the Michigan National Guard and the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture was held in Lansing.
"Nuestras Artes de Michigan" established as a statewide umbrella arts organization during meeting held at Michigan State University.
West Bloomfield, MI artist, Nora Mendoza, was featured in an article of the South American magazine, "BuenHogar."
DEdication of CHISPA mural, "Tlalque," created by students at Michigan State University.
Publication of "Voces del Norte," statewide Chicano arts magazine at Michigan State University.
Dedication of mural, "Latino Experience in Michigan," by Martin Moreno of Adrian at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
Artists George Vargas, Ann Arbor; Hector Perez and Martin Moreno, Adrian, are featured in weeklong exhibit, "Razartes," at the University of Michigan.
"Masas" mural by Hector Valdez was unveiled in Lansing.
R. Chinco, M. Soria and Jose Narezo begin month long art exhibit at Grand Rapids Museum of Art.
Dedication in Grand Rapids of the Latin American Council's bicentennial mural by Jose Narezo.
Publication of first issue of "Raza Art and Media Collective Journal" in Ann Arbor, MI.
3-part lecture series, "The Fine Arts in Education: The Chicano Perspective" at Michigan State University.
"Spirit of '76" by David Torrez of Midland, MI was unveiled at Lansing Community College.
Five Latino artists exhibited at the University of Michigan's Union Gallery.
Week long art exhibit of five Mexican artists featured at Michigan State University.
"Los Boricuas: Arte de la Gente," art exhibit held in Detroit by the Club Socio-Civico Puertorriqueno de Detroit
Latino Film Festival was held by La SED in Detroit for over 200 teachers and community members.
Major exhibit, "Arte Pre-colombiano" sponsored by the Detroit Institute of the Arts opened.
Detroit city council receives a motion from a councilman that Rivera murals be "washed from walls" of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Detroit's "Evening Times" calls Rivera mural a "communist manifesto."
Famed Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, finished the Detroit Institute of Arts mural, "Detroit Industry Murals," for which he was paid $25,000 by Edsel Ford.
Frida Kahlo, renowned Mexican painter and wife of muralist and painter Diego Rivera, had a miscarriage in Detroit which she depicted in her painting, "Henry Ford Hospital/The Flying Bed."