Thank you to our friend Raquel Lopez, host and founder of Enero Rojo Lunar. "Letras y Arte" the event held on September 17, 2016 by Enero Rojo Lunar was a great success. Thank you to the audience which is always so positive and receptive at this event. These are only some pictures of the event. For more images please visit the Facebook page Enero Rojo Lunar, Letras y Arte.
The Raving Press (editorial) participara en el evento de Enero Rojo Lunar (Directora Raquel Lopez) este Sabado 17 de Septiembre, 2016 a las 6:30 p.m. en la biblioteca de San Juan en San Juan, Texas. Compartiremos el espacio con poetas, cantantes, danzantes y otros artistas de la region. En este evento anunciaremos noticias sobre nuestra mas reciente publicacion cual es la antologia "Lost: Children of the River." Tambien compartiremos detalles del evento oficial que estamos preparando para lanzar este libro. Queremos extender las gracias a Raquel Lopez y su grupo por darnos el espacio para compartir junto a otras personas del ambiente artistico y literario del Valle y de la region.
The Raving Press will be making an appearance at the Enero Rojo Lunar literary and art event this Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Juan Memorial Library in San Juan, Texas. We will be sharing the stage with poets, singers, dancers, and other artists of the Rio Grande Valley and its surroundings. In this event we will be talking about our most recent publication titled "Lost: Children of the River" and we will also be announcing the details of the official book launch which we are arranging. We wish to thank Raquel Lopez and her literary group for the opportunity to share the stage with other artists and writers of the Valley area.
Jose G. Cano is a painter, song-writer, and well-rounded artista from the Mexico-U.S. frontera/border región in Texas.
Contribution: "De Norte a Sur" painting above. I had a few talks with Mr. Cano in which we discussed possible ideas for what we envisioned our front cover to be. He came up with different versions of my suggestions. At the same time we were also viewing many other entries. But finally we, the editors, selected Mr. Cano's work above, which is representative of the several themes involved in the refugee's experience.
One of those themes is the "beast" as the trains are called on which the immigrants climb and travel. Sometimes they fall off and end up being ravaged by the steel wheels of this beast, which makes its name appropriate. There is also the river representing the border division between the U.S. and Mexico. And above in the sky flies an American eagle representing salvation and seemingly about to strike a blow at the snake-like beast below, like a reenactment of the eagle devouring a snake of the Aztec story of the founding of Tenochtitlan. We see a woman grieving lost loved ones who could not escape the dangers of their homeland, and a man who cannot accompany his family on their journey to freedom.
(These observations are strictly the subjective musings of this author and are not representative of the painter's views, nor are they meant to be the final analysis. Viewers and readers are free to interpret this image as they wish.)
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Raquel López Suárez. Originaria de la ciudad de Río Bravo, Tam. Méx. Titulada en Pedagogía a nivel primaria y medio superior (UPN, 2002-2006). Trabajó como docente por 7 años en una escuela primaria de la ciudad de origen. Actualmente es residente de los Estados Unidos de América. Graduada de Project Ignite (PLP, TX 2009-2011) donde adquirió conocimientos en diversas áreas, tales como; escritura creativa, poesía, teatro, business management, toastmasters, promotora de salud, aerobc’s, etc. En el 2011 se inició en los estudios de teología y psicoterapia (The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, Campus McAllen, TX). Así como tomó varios seminarios con enfoque al desarrollo humano y a la salud holística, impartidos por profesionales internacionales.
Autora del libro de pensamientos, reflexiones y poesía, “Lluvias Acarameladas” (Palibrio, 2013). Fundadora/directora del foro de expresión literario-artístico “Enero Rojo Lunar” (RGV, 2014-2016) incluyendo talentos de USA y de México. Ha participado con sus textos en diversos programas literarios, festivales, instituciones sociales y comunitarias de algunas ciudades del sur del Valle de Texas y del norte de Tamaulipas, MX. (2010-2016).
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Gabriel H. Sanchez is an author, poet, actor, editor, and publisher from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, on the border with Mexico. Gabriel is the author of "Once Upon a Bad Hombre," "The X Series," "The Martian Ones: Tales of Human Folly," and "The Fluid Chicano." You can read more about him and his other projects at gabrielhugo.com or on his Facebook page: @gabrielhugoauthor.
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