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Local painter JoeMama brings whimsy to life on the SW Side

Joseph Mora welcomes me to his studio on 69th and Pulaski, where his paintings are displayed like colorful offerings in a shrine. The studio is his parent’s living room. And kitchen and bathroom and basement. His markers, paint tubs, half-finished canvases, silk screens and rubber squeegees are sprinkled throughout the house, which is already full […]

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The Anthology of Written Works by Local Latina Artists

Proyecto Latina celebrates the years of work of its partipants through the creation of a book anthology For seven years, Latina writers have flocked to the monthly Proyecto Latina reading series to share their latest work with other artists. They read monologues, poems and essays, and share the juiciest gossips with that notorious Chisme Box. […]

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Neighborhood Posadas Kick-Off Christmas Celebrations for Latino Families

Every year, a crowd of residents, accompanied by the light of their candles, walks harmoniously through the streets of Back of the Yards. Singing their way from home to home, they walk until they are finally welcomed into the halls of Holy Cross/IHM Parish, where they are provided with food, music and celebration. These nightly […]

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Bridgeport Arts Walk

  Part of Chicago Artists Month, the Bridgeport neighborhood will be hosting its annual Arts Walk. Displaying local artists work, the arts walk will present how their work impacts the community as a whole. The arts walk runs the weekend of Oct. 21-23.   Paseo de las Artes en Bridgeport Como parte del Mes de […]