Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2 pm, New Mexico History Museum auditorium, Free with museum admission
¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez
In conjunction with the museum’s Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods exhibit, writer and cultural activist Denise Chávez takes a look at the celebratory fronterizo lowrider culture in Southern New Mexico with photo documentation by international photographer Daniel Zolinsky. Chávez and Zolinsky will address the differences, similarities, and resonant traditions and customs of southern New Mexico, the sometimes forgotten, always highly-charged world within a world. Denise Chávez was born, raised and still lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the México Border. If she didn’t live in Cruces, she would live in Española, New Mexico, “Low-Rider Capital of the World,” where she once lived and taught at Northern New Mexico Community College. Chávez’s most recent novel, The King and Queen of Comezón, won the International Latino Book Award in Fiction as well as the NM-AZ award in Fiction. Other books include Loving Pedro Infante, Face of An Angel and A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture, among others. Daniel Zolinsky was born in Paris, France to Franco/Russian parents and learned to take photographs when he arrived in the U.S. at age ten. He considers himself a “Fricano”—A French Chicano. Zolinsky has exhibited his photos throughout the U.S. and Europe and lives in Las Cruces with his wife, author, Denise Chávez.
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Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.