Women with Attitude

huertachicana_04_barbaracarrascoorig2There’s a great exhibition in D.C. through the end of May called Chicana Art and Experience: Mujeres con Garbo. It’s an exhibition of prints, paintings, posters, and photographs by women who reflect on the experiences and struggles of Mexican Americans.

I love this serigraph (above) by artist Barbara Carrasco of my hero Dolores Huerta. So vibrant and picante! I’ve met Ms. Huerta twice and it was a great honor.

Here’s an excerpt from the curator’s notes:

This exhibit concentrates on works of art that depict the specific concerns of working Chicanas—organizing, immigration, women’s rights, health care, workplace safety, housing, community and cultural identity. The title of the show comes from Juana Alicia’s poster “Women with Attitude/Mujeres con Garbo.” The Spanish word garbo is more complex than the English word “attitude”; it combines assertiveness with grace, elegance and agility—a perfect way to sum up the work in this exhibit.

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