News

2018 -Group and solo Exhibitions:

Post Open Studio,   10/13/18,  12-6pm.

Studio work is never done.

 https://www.philaopenstudios.org/post/neighborhood/northeast

“Making Space: Leeway @ 25”, group exhibition, Leeway Foundation, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA  9/20/18 -12/8/18

“Reclaiming Gurney Street”, Dedication for 9/3/18, 

Spirit train, one of the five sculptures included with poetry for “Reclaiming Gurney St.” 2018

Train of thought, a solo exhibition, House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  

Looking In: Portraits and their Stories

Looking In: Portraits and their Stories. Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Muse and her painting, Retablo for Ruhamah with Ruhamah Mail. Reunited after twenty years.Looking In: Portraits and their Stories. Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA


Looking In: Portraits and Their Stories, Feb 2018

Voz, Selection From The UTSA Art Collection 2/8/18-7/10/18     San Antonio, Texas
Serie Exhibit at the Southeast Health and Wellness Center. February 16, 2018,Coronado Studio Prints.
Los Tejanos, Collection from the Cheech Marin. Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas. 1/11/18

2017- Events and Exhibitions

It has been a great 2017! Book signing and art panels on Transcendental Train yards and my other projects. I decided to try the Shop Vida to see how some of my work would transfer as wearable art. Please stop by my link on their website, it is listed on the menu bar.

Southwest Conference on Popular Conference in Albuquerque NM.

With Daniel Sonis and friend during our Poetry on Art: Mariachis and Train Yards in the Southwest, 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM

Norma with film maker Daniel Sonis at Poetry on Art: Mariachis and Train Yards in the Southwest, 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM

Artist group photo for Chicana Art & Artists in the Twenty-First Century, Symposium, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

With Connie at Chicana Art & Artists in the Twenty-First Century, Symposium, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

2016 Events and Exhibitions

Norma E.Cantu and I have been busy with  book signings for the Transcendental Train yard book. We had the prints of the suite 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.

Book signing at Ruiz Healy Gallery, San Antonio,Texas
Book signing at Ruiz Healy Gallery, San Antonio,Texas

Patricia Ruiz Healy at her gallery

Book signing at Ruiz Healy Gallery
Book signing at Ruiz Healy Gallery

Tomas Ybarra Frausto at Ruiz Healy Galleryt
Tomas Ybarra Frausto at Ruiz Healy Gallery .

Stella Sanchez, at Ruiz Healy Gallery
Stella Sanchez, at Ruiz Healy Gallery

iCreate: Lecture Series featuring Marta Sanchez

Events 2015

Cuentos, solo exhibition at McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland Texas September, 2015

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Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela, The Crawford Gallery at the Episcopal Academy, Newtown, PA October 2016

Transcendental Train Yard book coverTranscendental Train Yard

by Norma Elia Cantú and Marta Sánchez

Hardback, 48 pages

 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.
 
To order a book visit Wings Press :
 Also available on Amazon.
 
For schedule of book signings and reading please visit our Face book Page
 The Philadelphia Art Alliance
https://philartalliance.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/sleepers-in-the-borderlands/ 
http://labloga.blogspot.com/2015/08/transcendental-train-yard-by-norma-elia.html
“The Inaugural Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Arts”
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Governor-elect Tom Wolf and Frances Wolf, January 20.2015- February 15,2015http//wolfinauguration.com/sections/news/details-inaugural-exhibit
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/

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Cheech Marin with Alice Cooper and  his collection piece, “Alice Bowie”. Photo courtesy of Melissa Richardson Banks

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Alice Bowie, oil and enamel on tin, 2010