Mexican American Studies Club
The main goal of MAS Club is to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of Mexican American culture in the Greeley and UNC communities. We aim to give value to art and culture and create ties between the UNC community and the larger Greeley community, especially through our after-school arts program at Dos Rios Elementary School and the Festival de Chicano/a Artes.
MAS Club hosts an after-school arts program at Dos Rios Elementary School. The arts program happens every Thursday for an hour after school, and each month features a different themed unit of art study that incorporates elements of Mexican American culture. The goal is to teach 3rd-5th grade students about Mexican American culture (which is so prevalent in Greeley) by incorporating it into fun art projects. Read more about this project here!
The second major event of the year is the Festival de Chicano/a Artes which will take place on March 5, 2014. It is a huge event where artists of all ages from all over Greeley come and perform or present their art to over 300 guests. The Festival has a gallery-like presentation in the beginning, and then we have performers from Dos Rios, UNC, the community, and a guest artist. This year Juanita Ulloa will perform!
Wednesday, March 5th, 5-7p: 6th Annual Mexican American Arts Festival at the UC Ballrooms
- Featured Artist: Juanita Ulloa, presenting Mexican song in classical and ranchera-style
- Armando Silva will display a painting he finished days ago.
- 4th-graders from Dos Rios Elementary will perform their original slam poetry accompanied by their slam poetry teacher, Veronica Lucero.
- and much, much more!!!
- View the flyer here in Spanish or English.
- View the program here.
Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm: MAS members present an after-school arts program for third- to fifth-graders at Dos Rios Elementary. Some of their artworks will be presented at the MAAF.