Trabajo Rustico

LLEAD MEMBER DAN SALAS PRODUCES LATINO ARTS IN MICHIGAN VIDEO

Dan Salas, video journalist, McCourtie Park

Two-time Emmy winner photojournalist Dan Salas and photographer Ellis White, recently highlighted the work of Mexican American sculptors Ralph Corona and George Cardoso. Salas, owner-operator of Positively Michigan, produced a video featuring 17 concrete bridges created in the Trabajo Rustico style by Corona and Cardoso in 1930-1933. Trabajo Rustico is the process of sculpting concrete to resemble wood also known as faux bois. Corona and Cardoso were apprentices of San Antonio Trabajo Rustico master Dionicio Rodriguez.

Diana Rivera

Diana Rivera, Librarian Emeritus established and was head of the Cesar E. Chavez Collection/Coleccíon Cesar E. Chavez at the Michigan State University Libraries. She is a member of the LLEAD State Board and has been a member of several professional library and Chicanx Studies organizations.