Press Room

Click on the archives below for past programs, (including press releases), and/or contact us at info@maclaarte.org for additional information.

News & Press Releases

2015

March 2015: MACLA presents its 17th Latino Art Now! Exhibition
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January 2015: MACLA presents ¡Ser!, the award-winning theater performance by Karen Anzoategui, directed by Marcos Nájera.
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2014

September 2014: Jeff Chang reads from his latest book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, on October 23, 2014. Discussion with KQED follows.
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August 2014Unmasked, an exhibition on real and re-imagined superheoes, opens August 27, 2014.
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May 2014Cosmos Codex, commissioned work by Vargas-Suarez UNIVERSAL, opens May 2, 2014.

Apr 2014Community Supported Art (CSA) Program launches April 7, 2014.

Mar 2014: MACLA is co-initiating “What’s your Stance on Arts and Culture in San Jose?” on April 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose Repertory Theater.

Latino Art Now! 16th Annual Auction + Exhibition, opens March 7, 2014.

Feb 2014: MACLA is co-sponsoring this February’s Center for Literary Arts lecture, featuring novelist Cristina García in conversation with Andrew Sean Greer. Ms. García has published six highly-acclaimed novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, a finalist for the National Book Award. A reading and book signing is on February 5, followed by the lecture on February 6 at 1:00 pm. This event is organized by The Center for Literary Arts in San Jose and the Department of World Languages and Literatures at San Jose State University.Visit litart.org for details.

Jan 2014: Our Senior Curator, Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, participates in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ ConVerge event, an evening of performance and conversation that explores cross-disciplinary collaboration and generative platforms in art-making today. www.ybca.org/converge

 

Video Archive

Performance Archive

Yosimar Reyes

About Yosimar Reyes is a nationally-acclaimed Poet and Public Speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of

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Maribel Martinez

About Maribel Martínez is a Queer Chicanx  of P’urhépecha heritage. She is a brainiac, storyteller, guerrera that dreams of shapeshifting. By day, she works in public policy. After hours, she

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DJ Leydis

About Born and raised in Cuba, DJ Leydis combines contemporary hits with a distinct fusion of Latin flavors, R&B classics, and roots reggae blends. Involved in the

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Ivan Flores

About Ivan AKA Ivan Del Acordeon – Born and Raised in ESSJ (East San Jose) started writing and performing music at the age of 13. By 19

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Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Artist Talk and some Stand-Up Storytelling with writer, performer, and stand-up comedian, Baruch Porras-Hernandez! Baruch (@baruchporrashernandez) discussed the creation of the We Can Be Heroes

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Artist Talk May 1st with Mercedes Floresislas
Mercedes Floresislas

Playwright Mercedes Floresislas, who has been commissioned by MACLA, through the Gerbode Foundation, to write a new play, shared her writing process and told us

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Chiquy Mejia

Please join MACLA for Salsa Solo Foot Work and Choreography, led by Chiquy Mejia! Practice, learn individual salsa steps, and make choreography to show off

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Mónica María

Mónica María’s music reflects her Californian roots mixed with traditional, earthly and contemporary sounds of Latin America. A vocalist, multi instrumentalist and composer, her songs

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Paul S. Flores

Friends, join playwright, performer and poet Paul S. Flores for MACLA’s “Stories From La Sala,” Friday, April 3, for a live poetry reading and poetry

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Visual Archive

Patty Botello

About Patty Botello was born in Los Ángeles, California. At the age of three, she learned how Piñatas were created from her next-door neighbor and

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Dignidad Rebelde

About Dignidad Rebelde is a creative collaborative space organized by artists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes who are based in Halchis, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Jalquin Chochenyo Ohlone,

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Anna Lisa Escobedo

About Anna Lisa Escobedo, She/Her/Ella/Ellas. She is a visual artist, muralist, cultural worker, networker, and event & program producer. At YBCA, she helps design and implements

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J.Duh

@j.duh took over our Instagram @macla_sanjose to share more about his work, live painting, and answered questions about his art and inspiration.   Visit @MaclaSanjose

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Stories from la Sala Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Pilar Agüero-Esparza

Artist Pilar Agüero-Esparza (IG: pilar.aguero.esparza) took over our Instagram page and shared her creative space from home and showed us a few paintings she’s been

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Arleene Correa Valencia

We had the pleasure of having artist Arleene Correa Valencia (www.correavalencia.com) take over our IG Live and shared about her process and inspiration behind her

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Force129

Have you ever seen these pieces while going to MACLA’s gallery or during a First Friday Art Walk? Ever wondered who it’s by or want

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