Category Archive: History

A Day for Cesar Chavez

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March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day in Arizona, California, and Texas (and maybe in the rest of the country soon). The holiday recognizes the life and work of a man who was born… Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Mexico

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we present the history of the San Patricios (St. Patrick’s Battalion), a group of Irish Americans who fought on the Mexican side of the Mexican-American War. The… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Digital Book Tour with Leila Cobo

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We’re excited to announce that the Xico blog will be featuring an interview with author Leila Cobo. She’s promoting her new book The Second Time We Met. Leila Cobo is a renowned journalist,… Continue reading

Beyond Printmaking: From Monoprints to Mixed Media

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This blog recently featured entries on the history of printmaking and just what the heck a monoprint is. Today we’re talking about the future of printmaking in two words: mixed media. As much… Continue reading

2011- A Big Year for the Xico Blog

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Oooh Statistics! WordPress made us a fancy summary of all the exciting things that happened on our blog last year. I’m not surprised to see that Dia de los Muertos topics and Artist… Continue reading

Printmaking and the Chicano Movement

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To continue our series on printmaking, we’re going to talk about the history of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). No they weren’t some secret paramilitary group (though that would have been cool… Continue reading

History of Printmaking

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Our last post talked about what a monoprint is, and this one will cover why they matter. Printmaking has always appealed to artists as a method of mass communication. Making multiple copies allows… Continue reading

What is a monoprint?

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Monoprint (or is it mono print or monotype?) is an art media that many are unfamiliar with but which has an important place in cultural history. More on that history will follow in… Continue reading

Guest Post: A Volunteer Speaks by Beverly Hom

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the difficulties nonprofits have with finding and managing volunteers. Today we’re going to hear the other side of the story- the volunteer’s perspective. Beverly… Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. The event has been celebrated since 1968 and involves demonstrations of Latin American culture, art, and history. Many Americans know that Mexican Independence is… Continue reading