Sunday, June 19, 2005
Yesterday I went to a little bookstore here in Chicago where Cheech Marin (yes, THAT Cheech) was speaking. Cheech is a collector of Chicano art (his collection is currently touring the nation and is in Chicago for a short time at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. It's free, so if you live in the area there's no excuse not to go). He also has a book out ("Chicano Visions") featuring some of the art in his collection and he spoke about the art, the artists, and being a Chicano artist. He spoke for a little over an hour and it was really cool. For those of you who wondered if Cheech is the man, yes, he is. Yes. He is.