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"La Nacioncita, The Little Nation: My Art of the Southwest"

"I am from La Nacioncita. My art is an expression of hope in an often conflicting world in which one's identity of being Latino and American is a creative challenge."
Edward Gonzales.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
4:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room, Kolhberg Hall

New Mexico Hispano history began in 1598. The culture survives to this day, making it the oldest and largest non-immigrant Latino cultural group in the continental United States. After the conquest of New Mexico in 1848, the Mexican colonial population became American second-class citizens. While the conquerors intruded on their land, language and dignity Hispanos found a way to retain their sense of identity and pride. Their homeland became la Nacioncita, the little nation within a nation. Edward Gonzales' art gives visual expression to what is in the heart, mind and soul of Hispanics everywhere. To view Edward's artwork, go to:

Sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Art, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology