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Arte Américas Exhibit Chronicles History Of Latinos In The Valley

A new exhibit at Arte Américas in downtown Fresno shows the history of Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley through pictures, paintings, maps, and stories. The exhibit, Caminos: Latino History of the Central Valley, covers the 1700s to present day. 

For two years, a multitude of people have been working to put together this exhibit. Dr. Alex Sarargoza was the lead researcher on this project and Nancy Marquez was the director. 

Credit Monica Velez
A map at the new Arte Américas exhibit, Caminos: Latino History of the Central Valley.

Listen to the above interview to hear from the executive director of the Fresno Arts Council, Lilia Chavez, and one of the designers of the exhibit, Tony Carranza, about what people can expect to learn. 

The exhibit is open until June 30. 

Monica Velez was a reporter at Valley Public Radio. She started out as a print reporter covering health issues in Merced County at the Merced Sun-Star.