Archive for June 2019

This segment of Los Professors interviews artist and former arts administrator Ricardo "Rick" Hernandez, who was one of the first artists to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.  He worked with the Texas Commission on the Arts from July 1980 to August 2007.  He was Executive Director at the TCA from 2002 to 2007; Deputy Director from 1988 to 2002; Field Director from 1986 to 1988; Field Representative Visual/Communication Arts from 1982 to 1986 and ESAA Multi-Cultural Arts Coordinator from 1980 to 1982.  Today, Rick is director of the AmeriCorps Program for Imagine Art, a non-profit organization which provides studio space and instruction for artists with disabilities in Austin, Texas, where he resides.  Additional information available at:

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Dr. Ruben Arellano interviews Carlos Aceves, who has devoted his life to Indigeneity in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands. They discuss Carlos' Xinachtli project which incorporates indigenous pedagogy in childhood education (linked below). They also talk about his path to "la tradicion" (Mexikayotl), and his involvement in founding the first Chicana/o indigene-centric groups in Texas known as kalpullis [Nawatl: kalpultin (pl)].

Xinachtli Community Schools Project


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