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Photographer Josue Rivas On Portraying Indigenous Resilience

Josué Rivas wasn’t always drawn to photography. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Now his camera acts as an extension of his arm as he builds a career around making impactful images that share the story of Indigenous peoples, inspired by his own life experiences. “In my twenties, I found a camera and used it as […]

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Ernesto Yerena: Art of Two Worlds

Artist and activist Ernesto Yerena Montejano experienced a childhood tethered by borders. Raised between El Centro, California, and Mexicali, Mexico, his cross-national upbringing not only made him resent the border from a young age, but later inspired him to create sociopolitical artwork depicting his frustrations as someone who strongly identifies as both Chicano and Native/Indigenous. […]

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The Power of Plants: A Conversation with Argentine muralist KOKON

  Argentine muralist Daniel Ephraim, internationally known as KOKON, has been praised for his colorful nature-inspired art. He describes his floral work, which ranges from urban murals to custom painted furniture, as capturing “gradient[s] of a sunrise with uncountable tones branching out to the unlimited shades of [foliage].” “My relationship with nature, and specifically with […]

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The Art Of Connection: An Interview with Skye Walker

Waves of color wash against a concrete canvas as muralist Skye Walker begins his work. Images begin to peak through the paint engulfed in vibrant tones of orange, blue and green. The San Diego-native, who specializes in large-scale art projects in public spaces, has taken his talents on the road and is currently traveling across […]

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Crush Walls Street Art Recap.

It’s early fall – the beginning of September to be precise- and all around Denver’s RiNo Art District the sound of rattling spray cans reverberates through the air. The smell of fresh paint perfumes the area and leads groups of people down alleyways adorned with dripping murals that welcome patrons into a huge, open-aired art […]

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Graffiti Artist Tuke – The Journey Home

This month we will be diving deep into the stories of several system affected people who have broken their cycles of incarceration by discovering various forms of regenerative healing, helping them to take back their lives and become important contributors to their communities. This is a topic that is near and dear to our heart […]

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