Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project
With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC), the Downtown Phoenix Directory January-June edition hit the streets just in time for Super Bowl 2015. The cover art depicts a mural project in the Paseo de ALAC, the alleyway behind the arts and cultural center, featuring a vibrant community gathering place bridging art, culture, tourism and downtown businesses. This makes it the perfect complement to the restaurant and business guide. “For ALAC to be represented [...]Read More
ALAC Director of Programs and Events, Marcelino Quiñonez, interviewed by the Arizona Republic!
On-the-job jams: Four Valley music lovers share their workplace playlists by Kaila White Arizona Republic, Arizona Living Section January 14th, 2013 Marcelino Quiñonez, program coordinator, Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center Marcelino Quiñonez says the best days at the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center in Phoenix are the ones when he comes in early to clean, because he can connect his iPhone to the building’s entire sound system. “I have the whole gallery to myself, and the music is just blazing,” he says, laughing, “and you have [...]Read More
ALAC President CEO attends ceremony at César E. Chávez National Monument
ErLinda Tórres, ALAC President & CEO, was a guest of Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski at the César E. Chávez National Monument dedication ceremony at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, Chávez’ home and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), in Keene, California, October 8, 2012. ErLinda and former ALAC Treasurer, artist Roman Reyes, presented a painting to President Obama created by Reyes, showing President Obama, César Chávez, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sharing a fist-pound. When the President arrived at the dedication ceremony, he had the opportunity to [...]Read More
Critics’ Pick: Best First Fridays Stop
At ALAC’s Galeria 147 space, recent exhibits have been dedicated to Carlos Rivas and Hispanic Valley artists. But beyond the sheer diversity of the center, you can also explore the gift shop, which offers local and nationally-published books, jewelry, art prints and concert posters. It’s fun, and offers a different flavor from the normal First Fridays stop. Read the entire story here from AZ Central.Read More