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Gallery Conversation: Zeke Peña

Talk/Lecture
Early American Gallery
FREE
No Ticket Required
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.
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Join us in our focus exhibition Entre/Between for a conversation led by Xicano cartoonist  Zeke Peña. You’ll learn more about his creative process and the inspiration for his print The River, included in the exhibition.

Free, no tickets required.

About the Speaker

Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. His comics and remixed visual narratives address universal themes of identity, politics, ecology and social justice using a mash-up of political cartoon, border rasquache and hip-hop culture. He received a degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in the studio. Zeke has received awards for his book illustrations and his work is in several collections of American and Latine art including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, and The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum. Zeke is currently writing and illustrating a sci-fi adventure picture book set in a futuristic version of the Chihuahuan desert he grew up in.

Entre/Between is sponsored by Phillips.