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  • ICAA Record ID
    781975
    AUTHOR
    Artes Unidas de Michigan
    TITLE
    Artes unidas de Michigan : Advancing Latino Arts and Culture in Michigan
    IMPRINT
    Lansing, Michigan : Artes Unidas de Michigan, 2003
    DESCRIPTION
    [2] p.
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/Pamphlet – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Artes unidas de Michigan: Advancing Latino Arts and Culture in Michigan." Michigan: Artes Unidas Michigan, 2003.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Artes Unidas de Michigan; Cardona, Ana Luisa; Chapa Mendoza, Nora, 1932-; López, Lorenzo; Meléndez, Theresa; Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952; Vásquez, Irene
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This brochure outlines the background and mission of Artes Unidas de Michigan [United Arts of Michigan], including its relationship with previous initiatives to foster Latino and Chicano art and culture in Michigan and its goals to advance Latino arts and culture in the state by stimulating increased access to the arts through exhibitions, education, documentation and archival initiatives, leadership and economic development, and networking and outreach. 

Annotations

Artes Unidas de Michigan was founded in East Lansing, Michigan, by a group of visual and performance artists, writers, and historians (some of them affiliated with Michigan State University) to advance Latino arts and artists in the state. Members included Ana Luisa Cardona, an arts educator and cultural manager based in East Lansing, Michigan, and co-founder of Raza Art & Media Collective and Artes Unidas de Michigan; Lorenzo Lopez, a performance artist specializing in flamenco, Mexican folkloric, and Merengue dance; Mark Sullivan, associate professor in the music department at Michigan State University; Theresa Melendez, associate professor in the English department at Michigan State University and director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program; and Nora Chapa Mendoza, a well-known painter in Detroit.

Researcher
Olga Herrera; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Ana Luisa Cardona, East Lansing, MI