Soy Miguel Maltos Gonzales a Chicano visual artist born in San Antonio, TX. currently living in Spokane, WA. I express my American, Mexican and indigenous heritage in my artwork by combining film photography & illustrations. This shows how my ancestors influence my present day life.
Some people say they are not from here nor there, pero I say, "Somos de aqui y alla." I'm from both places C/S.
.... who is this Miguel anyways?
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A taller (thai-air) is a workshop and this one is for the community of diversity in Spokane.
I’ve been selected to be a part of the inaugural group of artists to have a residency at The Hive with the Spokane Library. In this time I have chosen to include the community by asking you to recommend Black, Indigenous, Asian, immigrant, LGBTQIA+ people of diversity and their organizations making a positive difference in our community that may not have been openly recognized for their hard work. I choose to celebrate these people that sustain cultural heritage, create awareness of our diversity, develop programs bringing Spokane together and unite the community in ways that promote an inclusive community.
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Be sure to download the photo release form and bring the completed form with you to your photo session.
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I can think of many people to involve in this taller (project) but with the spirit of being as inclusive as possible I want to ask you to nominate inspiring people composed of Spokane's diversity. Complete the form to nominate people of diversity or groups led by them. I have 59 portraits and it’s time to lift up the people of diversity that lift up the beautiful city of Spokane!
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Like and subscribe to the Spanish language story time YouTube channel of Doctora Nancy Cecilia Gonzales de Sandoval from Spokane, WA.
Dra. Gonzales is first gen born in San Antonio, TX, First to graduate college and first to earn her PhD in culture literacy and language. Dra. Gonzales is dedicated to empowering bilingual students through sharing her love of learning. She has taught tele-courses for migrant children before online education was a thing. In the classroom she has taught bilingual education programs such as dual language, ESL and Spanish language immersion in Central Texas. She is currently teaching Spanish Language Immersion in Eastern Washington.
Today she is helping develop language immersion programs, and mentors future bilingual educators.
Read more about Spanish Immersion in Spokane, WA here: Cliqa aqui
Taller: ¡Firme! (Thai-air - fear-meh) is Spanish for "cool workshop" this online gallery features the original arte of Chicano artist Miguel Maltos Gonzales with guest artists. ¡Firme! is also a podcast on Chicanoism, arte, cultura, heritage y more. Among the episode are a series of stories called Camera Cuentos. These stories are based on Miguel's experience as a photographer continuing his father's photographic journey.
Your support is appreciated with the purchase of art prints, share the gallery with others and subscribe to the podcast.