Curious Publishing + The Arts Area @ RAM

We have reached capacity; RSVPs are now closed. First 65 to RSVP for Chicano Art Then and Now will be guaranteed seating; all RSVPs after that will be standing room only.

Latinx Issue Release Party

Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., as part of Artswalk @ RAM, No cost

Come celebrate the release of Curious Magazine’s Latinx issue. There will be a showcase of I.E. and L.A. artists and their work on our rooftop, with live music performances by Little Sister, Kiki Diago, Chips, and Barranco. Consumption Collab will be doing a Clothing Swap & Photo Op. Bring three items, take three. $3 to participate.

The Latinx issue features Pável Acevedo, Ray Napoles, Paloma Montoya, William Camargo, Michelle Muñoz, John Taveras, Sismanov Barron, Cindy Ramirez, Laurie Gonzalez, Karen Castillo, Brenda Angel, deaddogbone, Genessis Martinez, Edgar Perez Peña, Joseph Escobar, Abraham Ramirez, Gloria A, Adam Perez, Eliana Urrego, Andrea Gordillo, Sofia Diaz, Edith Jimenez, Consumption Collab, Denise Cortes, Alexis Cortez, Rosemary L’Esprit, Ivan Salinas, Omar Solorio, Michael Palmer-Cervantes, Kassandra Carrettini, Amparo Cortez Chi, Lydiane Batista, Lauren Verdugo, Jesus Romero, and more.

Latinx Identity Zine Workshop and Talk with Curious Publishing Editor-In-Chief Rebecca Ustrell

Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.–noon, All Ages, RSVPs are now closed; materials included, but we encourage you to bring your own printed poems and black & white images

What is a zine? We’ll discuss the origins of the small-circulation magazines called “zines” and how to create small volumes of your own artwork, ideas, and poetry that incorporate themes of Latinx identity. Learn the basics of zine-making construction and layout using the saddle-stitch binding method.

Chicano Art Then and Now

Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., RSVPs are now closed.

In celebration of The Cheech, the first Chicano art museum in the nation, scheduled to open in Riverside in 2021, join The Arts Area for a discussion on the Chicano art movement, then and now. A panel of Chicanx artists and scholars will consider how the themes and functions of Chicano Art have evolved within this artistic community since the 1960s. What does the movement and art express for the new Chicanx generation today and what is its role in shaping new perceptions of Chicanx identity?

Jennifer Nájera
Erika Hirugami  
William Camargo
Pável Acevedo
Jessica Carrillo


These programs are a part of The Cheech @ RAM series of exhibitions and programming leading to the opening of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum in 2021. To see more programs like this at The Cheech, please consider a donation by texting CHEECH to 44321.