Calling both Guatemala City and Madison home, artist Hellen Ascoli uses traditional Guatemalan weaving techniques to make politically pointed art and to develop education curricula that reach across cultures. Ascoli is currently an artist in residence at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program.
Richie Morales taught himself painting as a child growing up in Guatemala. Now residing in Madison, Morales calls painting “his new first language,” saying he now paints “with the intensity of a scream to crack open calluses of insensitivity and oblivion, to nail puncture effervescent bubbles of privilege and overconsumption.” He’ll be the latest artist […]
On Friday, May 17th, host Esty Dinur talked with investigative journalist Allan Nairn about U.S.-involvement in the Guatemalan genocide and Rios Montt’s crimes. Montt has recently been convicted for his crimes against humanity, but the involvement of many U.S. officials in the Reagan administration has yet to be recognized or prosecuted.
Joining Jonathan Zarov on the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, May 3, 2013, was Melinda Van Slyke, a human rights worker for Guatemala since 1997.