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  • ICAA Record ID
    1064250
    TITLE
    Entrevista con David Torrez
    IN
    Abrazo (Chicago, IL). -- Vol. 1 (Fall ,1976)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 27-29 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Abrazo (Chicago, IL). "Entrevista con David Torrez.", Vol. 1 (Fall 1976): 27-29.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Torrez, David
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this interview David Torrez discusses his devotion to the arts of his Mexican-American heritage, his involvement in founding organizations such as the Mexican Historical Society of Saginaw, Michigan, and his many artistic projects. Among these endeavors are an exhibition of his sculpture, the creation of a comic strip featuring the superhero Captain Chicano, and mural painting projects involving students in Saginaw and Lansing, Michigan. While Torrez is clearly open to sharing his works and to participating in collaborative efforts, he states that he has rebuffed to work “ . . . for organizations that would rip off Chicanos by token participation.”

Annotations

This interview with the Michigan-based Chicano artist David Torrez was published in the fall 1976 issue of Abrazo magazine, a quarterly published by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) beginning in the fall of 1976 until the late 1970s. This text discusses Torrez’s cultural activism through his multifaceted art, as well as his involvement in establishing and promoting Latino-centered organizations in the state of Michigan; and, above all, his creation of a uniquely Chicano comic strip, “Captain Chicano,” to inculcate in Chicano children pride in their own culture’s heroes.

Researcher
Victor Alejandro Sorell, Gabrielle Toth; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of MARCH Abrazo Press, MARCH Inc.,Chicago, IL