Saturday, June 4, 2016

Inaugura expo colectiva en Nueva Orleans

Fue un placer conocer otra ciudad lindísima, Nueva Orleans, para la inauguración de la exposición colectiva- Mezcal y Arte Oaxaqueño organizado por Art Galleries México, Zignum Mezcal, y el Consulado de México en Nueva Orleans. La exposición va a estar abierto al público durante el mes de junio en 901 Convention Center Blvd., suite 119, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Closing Celebration for International Children's Day

Please join us at the closing celebration of Recent Works by Fulgencio Lazo Celebrating International Children's Day, April 30th, 2016, from 2-4 PM at Casa Latina, 1614 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144. You can make masks with artist Jose Orantes, a print on Fulgencio's press, and miniature sand paintings. Our friends from the Seattle World Youth Orchestra will give a demonstration as well. The event is free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and our friends of Casa Latina.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Apertura de la expo para el DÍa del Niño

Anoche Fulgencio inauguró la exposición de obra reciente en celebración del Día Internacional del Niño acompañado de muchos amigos, gozando de lo colorido de la obra y los ricos tamales con atole. La exposición va a estar hasta el fin del mes, con un evento especial para las familias el dia 30 de abril de 2-4PM en 1614 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144.  
Detalle de la obra Juguetes ambulantes, de 100 x 200, acrílico sobre tela, 2016

Detalle de la obra Sur de las alegrías, de 160 x 120, acrílico sobre tela, 2016
Detalle de Juguetes ambulantes de 100 x 200, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fulgencio Celebra el Día del Niño Con Nueva Obra

Esperamos que nos pueden acompañar en un día especial, el viernes, 15 de abril, de 7-9 PM en el taller, 1614 S. Jackson, Seattle, WA 98144. Vengan a comer tamales y convivir un rato.

La exposición va estar del 15 de abril al 1 de mayo de 2016. El día 30 de abril vamos a hacer un evento familiar con actividades de arte, comida y música.  Todos están bienvenidos. Gracias a la ciudad de Seattle/Oficina de Arte y Cultura por su apoyo. 

Fulgencio Celebrates International Children's Day

After years regretting that we didn't mark this special day, one that Fulgencio remembers so fondly from his childhood, we finally decided to celebrate! We hope you will join us. 

Come see recent works by Fulgencio Lazo on exhibit April 15-May 1st. The opening reception is Friday, April 15th from 7-9 and we will host a family-friendly celebration on Saturday, April 30th, from 2-4 PM with art activities and refreshments at Fulgencio's studio 1614 S. Jackson, Seattle, WA 98144. The exhibit and celebrations are free and all are welcome. Made possible with funding from City of Seattle/Office of Arts and Culture.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fulgencio expone en colectiva con otros artistas mexicanas/chicanas























 MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART (MONA)
    121 South First Street
     La Conner WA 98257 (360) 466-4446
A detail from Luz por la paz, Acrylic on plywood, 2013. More info: :http://www.monamuseum.org/exhibition/beyond-aztl%C3%A1n-mexican-and-chicanao-artists-pacific-northwest

Exhibition Date: 

March 26, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Reception Date: 

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS: Sunday & Monday: Noon - 5pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm/FREE ADMISSION
Beyond Aztlán: Mexican & Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest
Spanning the last six decades, this exhibition assembles a diversity of works by Chicana/o and Mexican artists that currently reside or have formerly resided in the Pacific Northwest. Some of them were born in Mexico and moved to this region at different points in their lives: Alfredo Arreguín; Arturo Artorez; Daniel Carrillo; Fulgencio Lazo; Jesús Mena; José Luis Rodríguez Guerra. Others, born in the United States, migrated from California, Minnesota, and Texas: Cecilia Alvarez; Mark Calderón; Alma Gómez-Frith; Boyer Gonzales, Jr.; Jesús Guillén; George Rodríguez; and Rubén Trejo. Indeed, the only PNW natives in this group are Paul Berger (born in The Dalles, Oregon) and Daniel DeSiga (born in Walla Walla, Washington).
Clearly, a shared ancestry is the common thread that binds these artists together. The average observer will quickly recognize how most of them—each in her or his own way—pay homage to their cultural heritage through the use of certain themes, icons, and motifs. Nevertheless, despite their common legacy, individual experiences, sensibilities, and identities vary enormously—as also do individual expressions. In truth, the differences in their concerns, styles, and techniques overshadow the similarities. In this respect, they, their works, embody a remarkable form of diversity within diversity. Consequently, they come to challenge all stereotypes and essentialist notions about “Mexican” or “ethnic” art. For some, the sources that inform their creations spring simultaneously from Mexico, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Frequently, indigenous, pre-Columbian, and colonial elements merge with the modernity in order to produce a distinct and very personal visual language.
In the 1960s, the concept of Aztlán, the legendary place of origin of the Aztecs, became a pivotal feature of the Chicano movement (el Movimiento). Swiftly, the term came to be used by Chicano activists to define the lands that Mexico lost to the U.S. in 1848, at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War—i.e., what is now known as the Southwest. For this and other reasons, cultural and political events in California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas monopolized national attention. The activities that Mexican Americans carried out elsewhere, beyond Aztlán, were hardly acknowledged.
As I have stated on more than one occasion, however, neither the presence nor the artistic activities of people of Mexican descent are new to the Pacific Northwest. In 1792, Mariano José Moziño, a brilliant botanist born in Temazcaltepec, Mexico, was commissioned to participate in the Bodega y Quadra expedition to Nootka Sound; his orders were to conduct a survey of the flora and fauna of the area. Moziño was also instructed to take with him “the best artist he could find.” In compliance, he recruited Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, an accomplished artist trained at the renowned Royal Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. The quality of Echeverría’s works was widely recognized and became the object of early praise by the legendary scientist Baron Alexander von Humboldt who, in 1803, wrote: “The distinguished doctor José Moziño and Señor Echeverría, painter of plants and animals and whose works can compete with the most perfect which Europe has produced of this class (of artist), were both born in New Spain and both occupy a very distinguished place among learned persons and artists without having left their native country.” 
Admittedly, there is a big gap between the visit by Moziño and Echeverría to the Nootka Sound and the actual formation of a significant Mexican American community in this region after WW II. The milestone that marks the beginning of the most recent chapter of this story is the arrival of Boyer Gonzales, Jr. in Seattle, in 1954, when he was hired to be Director of the School of Art at the University of Washington. Alfredo Arreguín, who arrived in Seattle in 1956 at age 21, eventually attended the University of Washington and enrolled in one or two of Gonzales’s courses.  Since then, as mentioned above, other talented individuals have continued to come to this beautiful region, for various reasons and under different circumstances. George Rodríguez, who came from Texas to study art at the University of Washington, is the most recent arrival and the youngest in this group.
Covering a wide spectrum of media—collage, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture—the 15 artists whose works are included in this exhibition epitomize the diversity of our community and the range of interests and activities that have defined the evolution of a Chicano/Mexican aesthetic expression in the Pacific Northwest over the last sixty years.
- Lauro H. Flores, University of Washington, Guest Curator
Artists include Cecilia Alvarez, Alfredo Arreguin, Arturo Artorez, Paul Berger, Mark Calderón, Daniel Carrillo, Daniel DeSiga, Alma Gómez,  Boyer Gonzales, Jr.,  Jesús Guillén, Fulgencio Lazo, Jesús Mena, George Rodríguez, José Luis Rodríguez Guerra, and Rubén Trejo.
- See more at: http://monamuseum.org/exhibition/beyond-aztl%C3%A1n-mexican-and-chicanao-artists-pacific-northwest#sthash.Pc4vOidf.dpuf

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Seven sand paintings completed in 2015 to remember those who have passed

The fall was a busy time, as Fulgencio and team members produced many monumental pieces of art in celebration of Day of the Dead.
Installation at Mighty Tieton, produced in collaboration with Jesus Mena

A small sand painting created by Fulgencio and  Jesus Mena for a local church 

El Centro de la Raza's sand painting

A detail from the Seattle Art Museum sand painting
Check out this time-lapse photography/video of the Day of the Dead installation at Mighty Tieton that Fulgencio and his team (Jesus Mena, Dianne Fruit, Erin Fanning and several community members) finished last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ArNkJucxks