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Artbound

What Does It Mean to Be a Chicano Artist?

While on a pilgrimage to Palenque in Mexico 1974, Ruben Funkahautl Guevara grapples with his Mexican and American identities. He was neither one or the other, Guevara says. While contemplating his path in life, it dawns on him what “Chicano” meant, not an ethnic term, but a word used to describe an activist orientation. His thoughts leads to his journey to become a Chicano culture sculptor.

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