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20 Jun Writers, Singers and the U.S. Poet Laureate!

Writers, Singers and the U.S. Poet Laureate!It has been a remarkable week in Crisalida-Land.  Tuesday we were at the Crisalida Poetry Writing Workshop led by Maria Galaviz in the Mecca neighborhood of North Shore right on the Salton Sea.  Thursday we set up our mobile...

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23 Dec Discovering the Arts at the Indio Teen Center & the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition

Discovering the Arts at the Indio Teen Center & the Coachella Valley Housing CoalitionBy, Lenin SilvaDirector of the Indio Teen Center (ITC), Rosalva Campos (right), giving David Gonzalez (left) a tour of the ITCOn the week of December 15, 2014 the Crisalida team had the...

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19 Dec Making connections with local leaders

Making connections with local leadersBy, Lenin Silva"El Chamuco" by Jesus Olivares on display at the INKA shop in Indio On the morning of Friday December 12, The Crisalida team had an opportunity to meet with two coachella Valley locals who have made a difference in their community,...

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16 Dec Locolandia Live!

Locolandia Live!By, Lenin SilvaDuring one of the opening performances at the "Locolandia Live!" eventOn Thursday the 11th of December 2014, the Crisalida-Arts project, along with College of the Desert’s Mark’s Art Center, and Riverside County’s Department of Mental Health’s program, “Cup of Happy,” hosted...

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09 Sep Indio Trifecta

It was another amazing day in the Coachella Valley. Started off with a visit to the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, on the Riverside County fairgrounds, a place where the discarded becomes renewed, where young people get hip to the power of turning refuse into meaningful art. Here's a...

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07 Sep A Day of the Living in Coachella

RAICES Cultural CenterGiant blocks of Styrofoam carved with a chainsaw and hours of sanding into massive skulls for the day of the dead. Teens and their volunteer mentors sweating head to toe, smiling and covered in white Styrofoam chips.How do you spell empowerment?  RAICES, that's...

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04 Sep Ms. Can-do and Mr. Cutz

Hooked up the magnetic logos for my first day in the community. And away we go…Long good visit with photographer, educator and multimedia artist Jacalyn Lopez Garcia at College of the Desert today. Learned a lot about her artistic vision and the project called Lifecycles that...

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