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Mexican Immigrants
with Willie Ney and Jose Chavez
Thursday, July 18, 2002
Mexican Paper Cutting
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Jose Chavez devotes much of his time to supporting Mexican culture in Wisconsin. He lectures and presents his art in schools throughout the state. Jose carried on many of the traditions of his native Mexican village by creating intricate Day of the Head Dioramas; paper cuts; see and bone carvings; silver work and more. He has displayed his work at such venues as the Mexican Fine Arts Museum in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Willie Ney (Assistant Director of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, UW-Madison and recent recipient of the Bartell award for arts outreach) works to ensure more diversity in schools, cultural institutions, and universities across Wisconsin and the United States. Willie is well-known for his coordination of the Sin Fronteras project; he continues to expose audiences to Latin and African-based performance artists and scholars, often rendered invisible in mainstream U.S. society.

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