Creando Fuerza: Cambio y Permanencia-Reception Saturday, 7/30 6-10pm

Antonio Martinez presents..

Image courtesy of Consejo Grafico-

Roy Wasson Valle

Creando Fuerza: Cambio y Permanencia features a collective portfolio by members of Consejo Gráfico, an independent network of Latino printmaking centers.

Creando Fuerza: Cambio, y Permanencia (Creating Strength: Change, and Permanence) focuses on the print's diverse origins and dimensions, as well as their cultural resonance within a broader national community of printmaking. Consejo Gráfico’s member print workshops formed a network to advance the legacy and viability of Latino printmaking in the United States.

The prints have been exhibited at Mexic-Arte Museum, Texas (2009) and come from various parts of the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. The art is very strong as well as beautiful. Over 20 prints will be on display.
Carlos Barberena, a Nicaraguan Visual Artist living in Oak Park, IL will share his techniques and speak about print making as well as his work during a brief demonstration on his portable press. His works will be available for purchase during the reception.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00 - 10:00 PM

(Preview 5:00 - 6:00 PM)
Show up 7/30-8/5

For more information or additional press images, contact Antonio Martinez 
(773) 501.6298 or a.martinez_arts@hotmail.com


Embedded//Block Party - Recap

After a day of recuperating from the action packed block party, it's time to say THANK YOU! Thanks to all the volunteered, contributed and/or attended our 1yr anniversary shin-dig.  Much love!

Shout out to Eréndira Morales & Alex Hernandez for their help in our food prep // El Stitch y Bitch for bringing their uplifting spirits and adding flair to our little buddy. // Jaime Mendoza for taking some BBQ duty and being generous w/his face painting skills// Art Kart for making the hike from Little Village to teach us how to make friendship bracelets! // Tandem Sweets for their over the top delicious vegan pastries!// Our lovely DJs Jose A. & Jose B. that kept us moving all day and night Woohoo Sonorama is always a treat! // Ursula and Lara Oppenheimer for bringing brownies and holding a nail painting station!//Rosa, Mina, Khalia, Olivia for decorating and pushing the raffle//And of course, shout out to our guests and Neighbors!


Come help Cobalt Studio celebrate 1 year!

1950 W. 21st St, Damen to Wolcott on 21st Street in Chicago!

Block Party Schedule
Join us 12pm -10:00pm

12pm - 6:00pm or food runs out? // BBQ 
Hot dogs, brats, burgers, wings, veggie burgers, elotes (corn) taters and greens
watermelon& lemonade

12:00 to 9:00pm Art Sale/Raffle
Buy art and /or raffle tickets, need not be present to win
12:30-4:30 Vegan pastry sale
Taste the tantalizing (animal free) goodies by Tandem pastry chef Linda Prieto
1:00 - 5:00pm // Free Market
Bring something useful that you don't need to trade for something you do want!
3:00 - 6:00pm // El Stitch y Bitch Yarn Bombing
Join in if you're a knitter/hooker otherwise enjoy the reign of colors!

12:00 - 3:00pm Face Painting 
Mostly for kids but I will do grown ppl too. Henna anyone?

2:00 - 4:00pm Kid craft cart
screen printing, friendship bracelets and more
Sunset 8:00? -10:00 pm Video Projections
Miguel Cortez of Antena gallery will treat us to his choice of unique visuals.

9:00 - 10:00 pm DJ Eddy Baca of Sonorama
Eclectic program of rare grooves, musical curios, and Latin & Afro influenced dance music

You can still add to our schedule and/or volunteer. // Help is always appreciated!!