Local Artist Marina Castillo Interviews With Student

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This artist interview was produced for the course CHIC 3216W/3216W, Chicana and Chicano Art, taught by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos in Spring 2023 from student Olivia Comstock and artist Marina Castillo.

The following information on Marina Castillo is from the Guthrie Theater, where Castillo is a featured artist: "Marina Castillo was born in Tijuana, Mexico, grew up in California and currently lives in St Paul, Minnesota, where she works as an artist, designer and photographer. She has exhibited her art in venues across the Twin Cities, including Orchestra Hall, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Casa de Esperanza, Academia Cesar Chavez and more. Marina incorporates natural healing stones in her art and is inspired by her Mexican culture."

As a seminar with Community- Engaged Learning, Dr. Davalos and her students collaborated with Serpentina Arts, an organization that fosters creative and professional development of Minnesota based Latinx visual artists, to meet the needs of local Latinx artists. Dr. Davalos acknowledges Maria Christina (Tina) Tavera, Serpentina Arts founder, and the CLA Engagement Hub for their support of this work.

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