Valentines from El Rio

Wonderful Valentines day love from the always magical El Rio. Love em’ share em’.

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Pochos and Pixels: The Art of Rio Yañez

Rio Yañez never ceases to amaze me…  This time it’s through his (FIRST!!!) solo exhibition, Pochos and Pixels: The Art of Rio Yañez.  Just look at this dual punk rock meets hip hop (ghetto) Frida… Clearly, Rio is an artistic mastermind. WHAT: Pochos and Pixels: The Art of Rio Yañez. WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 –…

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Love is never too late.

I know it’s almost April, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share Rio Yañez’s 2012 crop of valentines amazingness. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the ring to take another swing! This is the 6th year of my cards and it’s…

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Calavera Elotera at SOMArts Gallery

ESCOBAR-MORALES PRESENTS: Your favorite fame whore Elotita aka The Fat Free Elotera is back…  and this time she has taken it to a new level…  she has faked her own death… and has returned as CALAVERA ELOTERA. Calavera Elotera in Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011 Curated by Rene and Rio Yañez SOMArts Bay Gallery,…

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Valentines Day LOVE from El Rio

You them saw and loved them last year… Check out the new crop of Valentines by El Rio. and as always: Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends, lovers, and drunken makeout partners! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back for 2011 like a Sir Mix-A-Lot song! This is the 5th year of my…

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Help Maya Help Lolo and Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence

Please support Maya Chinchilla in her efforts to raise $3,000 to send her partner Lolo, her mother Lolita and her daughter to Mexico to reunite with family they lost 34 years ago. Maya wants to use this experience to fight domestic violence and child abuse as well as create spaces for healing and support from our…

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Why did you have to pick this weekend to be a Chicano?

Mayra Ramirez makes my heart pitter patter…. (here is a repost of one of her latest posts on her blog Hella Breezys) It’s hard for me to fully express my disappointment and frustration with Arizona’s law makers… last week they passed HB 2281 witch bans “Ethnic Studies” in the states K-12 grade classrooms. I cannot…

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When Metanarratives Collide Getting Ready Rio Prayed for La Virgen el es frida kahlo

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belated valentines day love from el rio

Sorry for the delay in this post. I have been in Chicago tied up with CAA, so much so, that the lovely Hallmark holiday of love, almost slipped through my fingers. But have no fear, I am back with full force, presenting my now frequent colllaborator Rio Yañez’s pop culture, commodified, chicano, arty valentines amazingness.…

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