Paintings, prints, and public works, of Marta Sanchez
2016 has been a busy year! Norma E.Cantu and I have been busy with book signings for the Transcendental Train yard book. We had the prints installed in galleries such as the Ruiz Healy Gallery in San Antonio, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Please contact us if you would like to have us at your art center, university or literary book event through this website or Wings Press in San Antonio.
Special thanks to Patricia Ruiz for hosting this event.
Transcendental Train Yard is a collection of color serigraphs accompanied by bilingual poems, in Spanish and English, inspired by the artwork. The art also incorporates the poetry, thus making the book a unique, reflexive form of ekphrastic creativity.Transcendental Train Yard provides the reader a glimpse of the role the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American community. Artist Marta Sánchez and poet Norma Elia Cantú collaboratively render images and words that poignantly reflect specific periods in that history. The scholarly essays by Constance Cortez and Peter Haney and the evocative preface by noted Chicano scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto bring an added depth. Artist and art collector Cheech Marin also contributes his memories of the train yards.
“The Inaugural Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Arts”
Cheech Marin’s traveling exhibition, “Chicanitas” re-enforces the idea that size does not matter.
Cheech Marin recent Traveling show “Chicanitas” is traveling throughout the United States featuring Mr. Marin’s collection of small works. This collection is being featured at art centers,and universities throughout the country. For more information on the exhibit please visit http//checchmarin.com/chicanitas/