by Ronnie Estoque
The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, located in White Center, is a multiuse, multicultural, accessible arts gallery grounded in the Chicano and Latino arts traditions. Its March exhibition is called “Ka-Pow: An Artistic Tribute to Comics.” Much of the art showcased includes work from local artists, while other pieces have been sent in from all over the country. All money from art sales goes directly to the artists, says Jake Prendez, owner and co-director at the Gallery.
The current exhibition “is an artistic tribute to comics, and there’s so many of us in the Chicano community that are comic book fans,” Prendez told the emerald. “We want to focus again on marginalized communities and find the voices of those folks that might not get seen in… other galleries.”
📸 Featured Image: Judy Avitia-Gonzalez (left) and Jake Prendez (right) in front of Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in White Center. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
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