Art history anyone???

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Posted Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Artist Carlos Sandoval art display at the CHAC museum in the Santa Fe Art District   ( Photo By Dylan Palm-Trujillo)

Artist Carlos Sandoval art display at the CHAC museum in the Santa Fe Art District ( Photo By Dylan Palm-Trujillo)

DENVER – As I walked into this museum, my first thought was wow there are a lot of colors. The museum, Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, is located on the Santa Fe Art District. The museum has been around for 35 years and was founded upon being palace for Latino artists “to explore visual and performance art and promote and preserve the Chicano/Latino culture through the expression of the arts.”

The event was a special day for CHAC because it had a famous artiest visiting but was also celebrating El Dia de Los Muertos. The artiest, Carlos Sandoval, is a 10th generation Sandoval from San Luis Colorado.

The Sandoval family migrated from the New Mexican Villages of Chimayo and Abiquiu. As young man Sandoval’s talent was  recognized, he grew as an artiest which became his life’s long vision. The art that Sandoval presented at CHAC reflected his experiences that he has gone thru or has done.

Furthermore, El Dia de Los Muertos or, celebration of life, is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated not only in México, but in other cultures around the world. The holiday focuses on the day when people can celebrate their loved ones who have passed.

The holiday is so well-known in the country of México that the whole city basically shuts down for the day. The purpose of the event was to show people what El Dia de Los Muertos is and Carlos Sandoval’s life through his art. The event provided me with that very thing.

Dylan Palm-Trujillo

About Dylan Palm-Trujillo

Dylan Palm-Trujillo is a Freelance Writer/Photographer for the Metropolitan and Metro Post -Telegraph. He has had work published by Westword Denver and Johnstown Breeze while being a student at Metro. Moreover, he has done a PR internship as well as a reporting Internship. Further, he is a Metro State Student currently studying Convergent Journalism and expects to graduate in the fall of 2015.

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