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Vida y Arte: Reclaiming Identity in Artistic Practice

The Art People Podcast

Release Date: 02/03/2021

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Weeeee're Baaaack! This week Justin brings you a special episode of the Denver Art Museum's Vida y Arte podcast hosted by Maria Trujillo.  Artists Danielle SeeWalker (Denver, CO) and Justin Favela (Las Vegas, NV) talk about how they integrate their complex cultural and personal identities into their art practices. This episode was created in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.  Show Notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Music by Mike...

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Weeeee're Baaaack! This week Justin brings you a special episode of the Denver Art Museum's Vida y Arte podcast hosted by Maria Trujillo. 

Artists Danielle SeeWalker (Denver, CO) and Justin Favela (Las Vegas, NV) talk about how they integrate their complex cultural and personal identities into their art practices. This episode was created in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. 

Show Notes:

Danielle SeeWalker

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Vida y Arte Podcast

The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by Justin Favela (@favyfav). Music by Mike McDonald. 

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