Puentes, Si! Muros, No!

Puentes, Si! Muros, No! –Bridges, Yes! Walls, No!  is at Kutztown U’s Student Gallery until Feb 9. Five Kutztown art students joined me for a 17-study abroad course in Oaxaca, Mexico. We just got back last week. Woodblock prints they made in Mexico are on display along with prints from prior Mexico study-abroad students and noted Mexican artists. I am proudContinue reading “Puentes, Si! Muros, No!”

TROKA: Mexico’s IRON GIANT fights Religious Superstition!

MEXICO, 1930. Before Iron Man, before Iron Giant, Mexico had TROKA. These illustrations come from the Vanguardia en Mexico exhibition at MUNAL, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City. The original illustrations were done in india ink by Julio Prieto in 1934. The quality of Prieto’s brushwork is evident in mural-sized reproductions of his artwork inContinue reading “TROKA: Mexico’s IRON GIANT fights Religious Superstition!”

ELVIS Face on Tortilla! FAKE!

The ELVIS Tortilla is a fake, a hoax! I made it to publicize the lecture, Rockin’ Las Americas. I apologize if anyone takes offense. I am a big fan of Elvis and of Mexico. The Elvis Tortilla wasn’t easy. Jesus and Hello Kitty are easy; they make toasters especially for their fans. Elvis takes real effort. (See Below.) RefriedContinue reading “ELVIS Face on Tortilla! FAKE!”