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Barrio Bruja by Amy Morales

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This sweet witch is the worst one on the block. When she’s not happy not no-one’s happy. She’ll lure you in her home with fancy foods & shots of tequila to help you… Continue reading

Think of art in the polls on Nov 6th!

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The LA Times have reported that President Obama’s budget outline for 2013 includes a 5% increase in arts and culture. (The arts and humanities endowments each would get a 5.5% boost, to $154.255… Continue reading

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

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A great tradition is coming up and it is something you definitely do not want to miss. I think in the past, I probably would have wanted to miss it. I used to… Continue reading

Long Live the Sugar Skull

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Artists have long viewed the sugar skull, present in many of Xico’s pieces, as an artistic foundation. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that these figures have taken a different turn; into artistic expressions on… Continue reading

Chandler Art Walk

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Don’t forget about the Chandler art walk, which takes place the third Friday, every month downtown. Some of the mediums represented include: Painting Photography Glass Art Pottery Woodworking Jewelry Metal Work Mixed Media… Continue reading

A Comment on the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme

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Having grown up with authentic tacos thanks to my Abuelita and my mom, when I first saw the Taco Bell commercial for Doritos loco tacos, I suddenly felt a sense of shame. Not… Continue reading

More Talking About Why Words Matter

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As a follow-up to this post on how labels are used to define ethnicity in the arts, I wanted to point out this excellent post on the Tiki Tiki blog. It discusses the… Continue reading

It’s not too early to think about our Dia de los Muertos celebration!

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3rd 2012, Xico’s famous Dia de los Muertos celebration that is loved by kids and grown ups alike. Here is a fun, spooky craft to close out… Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is coming up on June 17th and Xico has lots of great gifts for your father. Just a few ideas to get you started: 1. Jewelry by Frederick Tenca- authentic silver… Continue reading

Nonprofits and the Government

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There have been a lot of stories lately about how nonprofits interact with the U.S. government. From tax issues to government contracts, the nonprofit world constantly intersects with the public sector at all… Continue reading