EventsCorridos Coloridos/Colorful Rhapsody with Delilah "Zena" Salgado

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Corridos Coloridos/Colorful Rhapsody with Delilah "Zena" Salgado

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Back of the Yards


Join Delilah "Zena" Salgado for an Artist workshop" Corridos Coloridos/ Colorful Rhapsody" where she teaches you how to tell a story through materials such as: photographs, scanned copies of illustrations, magazines, stencils, and paint markers. Please feel free to bring your own personal images to use for this art piece.

This is workshop is all ages.

Delilah "Zena" Salgado is a first generation Mexican-American multidisciplinary community based artist and co-founder of “Mujeres Mutantes” an all women’s arts collective from Chicago, Illinois. She is a wife and mother of three currently living in McKinley Park with roots in Gage Park, Little Village, and Pilsen. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is part of Synergy Crew, an all female Hip Hop Collective as well as a teaching artist at Pros Arts Studio in Pilsen for 10 years where she taught Video Installation, Street Art, and founded the "We Are Hip Hop" Festival with her former students. Delilah has curated art shows such as “The Beautiful Souls Coffin Show” a community project that brings artists and community members together to honor their loved ones through a Dia de Los Muertos Arts exhibition, as well as contributed to various murals around the city with her most recent mural being in Little Village titled "Modern Warriors" a mural dedicated to the youth of Little Village and surrounding communities and calling on the spirit to protect each other.

Delilah’s work is inspired by: Urban life and it’s subcultures, Graffiti, Mexican folk art, mythology, flora and fauna,, hip hop pedagogy, her community, and other artists. She believes that artists are creators of culture and uses art as a tool for, educating, healing, and empowering people, families, and neighborhoods. She feels that public art is medicine for disenfranchised communities and is a catalyst for healing people's perceptions of their neighborhoods and environments. She wants to dedicate the next phase of her life to bringing murals to neighborhoods that have suffered from years of disinvestment. She loves prairies, abandoned buildings, trains and train tracks, and classic Chicago neighborhoods where you can meet friends at the park and buy chicharrones de harina and guava ice cream as well as elotes from local vendors.

Photo provided by Delilah Salgado

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Latinx History
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