The Projecto is thrilled to announce their newest partnership with the Emma S Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center!
The ESB MACC will be directly supporting Spanglish Series starting with Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas a gifted musician and educator that will be chatting with us on May 28th, 2020.
Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas is a Mexican-American musician, writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was the bassist for the rock band Mutemath. Mitchell-Cárdenas has been playing in bands since he was twelve years old and has worked as a session musician and producer for many groups.
Currently he’s focusing both in music and music education with projects like Elektro Kids join us on Facebook this Thursday the 28th at 7pm to hear more about his crazy cool journey!
Karen Navarro is an Argentine-born multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Houston. Navarro works on a diverse array of mediums that includes photography, collage, and sculpture. Her image-based work centers around the topic of identity. Trained as a fashion designer and photographer, Navarro studied at the University of Buenos Aires and completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. Her constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. In 2018, Navarro was the recipient of the Glassell School of Art scholarship from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and most recently she has received the Artadia fellowship 2019. Navarro’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Selected shows include Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), USA; Galerija Upuluh, Zagreb, Croatia; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, USA; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, USA; Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA; and Museo de la Reconquista, Tigre, Argentina
These guys have been key in The Projecto’s growth, nos han apoyado, empujado, y hasta hospedado many times, always having the best intentions, and advice for us or whoever is interested in the greater good of the community.
They have independent practices but together, they run Presa House Gallery where they feature emergent artists, and give platform for creatives of all disciplines to shine. Their work on pushing and highlighting POC’s is palpable within their communities, and I think that todos nos hemos beneficiado de eso, teniendo mas diversidad, forzandonos a ser mejores, y siempre siempre ayudando a quienes tengamos a un lado.
Please join us this Thursday, April 30th at 7pm CT. en el Instagram Live the The Projecto 🙂
The new edition of Spanglish Series brings el increíble percussionist, Enrique “Bugs” González. He currently plays con Los Lobos, y como you can imagine, his trayectoria is pretty fkn outstanding.
Bugs was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In 1997, along with his brother Edy and 3 of his childhood friends, they formed the well-known band Jumbo, an alternative rock band, signed by BMG Mexico. Over the next eight years, Jumbo released three albums and a hits compilation supported by 12 videos, while touring extensively. In 2002, Bugs was invited to perform with many of his drum heroes at the prestigious Groove All-Stars events & Expo Sound: Check-in Mexico City.
In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles, CA; he performed and recorded with some of Latin America’s most respected and renowned artists while becoming an in-demand session drummer. In 2007, he became the drummer and Musical Director for Latin pop artist, Aleks Syntek, which had him performing non-stop throughout Mexico, Latin America, USA, and Canada for the following 5 years. In December of 2011, he was invited to become the drummer/percussionist for Grammy Award-winning, legendary East LA rock band: Los Lobos, featuring: David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin.
Since then, Bugs has been touring tirelessly all over the US, Canada, and Europe, including shows like Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Canada and Europe Tours, the recording of ‘Disconnected in NYC’, live at The City Winery, and Austin City Limits 40th Anniversary (to name a few 😮 ).
We’re thrilled to have one of the world’s nicest and most talented people in our first music-focused “Spanglish Series”!
The Projecto’s Spanglish Series continues with the amazing Leslie Moody Castro.
Es mi mentora, inspiración, and a fucking badass person; she’s been leading Texas and CDMX into a more fun, inclusive Art world and we’re beyond thrilled to have her chat con su servilleta 😉
Send us your questions and comments, we’ll go through them live this Thursday, Abril 2, a las 7PM en https://www.instagram.com/theprojectoatx/
Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer whose practice is based on itinerancy and collaboration. She has produced, organized, and collaborated on projects in Mexico and the United States for more than a decade, and her repertoire of critical writing is also reflective of her commitment to place. She is committed to creating moments of artistic exchange and dialogue and as such is a co-founder of Unlisted Projects, an artist residency program in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she was selected as Curator and Artistic Director of the sixth edition of the Texas Biennial, and was recently the first invited curator in residence at the Galveston Artist Residency. Moody Castro earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education with a portfolio supplement in Museum Studies in 2010, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at DePaul University in Chicago in 2004, and has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment of the Arts for her curatorial projects (2016, 2017). In addition to her firm belief that the visual arts create moments of empathy, Moody Castro also believes that Mariachis make everything better.
This project is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
February 2020 (Prior to the world catching fire)
The Projecto is proud to present Spanglish Series featuring outstanding creatives with Latinx roots.
To kickstart the series we’re presenting Edson Enriquez and Anne Rutt- Enriquez from Limbo and Triple Z Threads this February 15th, 2020 6pm at Nepantla, USA.
We met through friends in common back in 2010, they were participating at Big Medium‘s #EastAustinStudioTour with a studio at Pump Project and a table in SoCo, now they have stores in Chicago and Austin. Successful, amazing people leading the way for creatives doing GOOD business
Hope to see you there fam!