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CISA • Gallery is focused around artwork created by CISA Crew members and exhibitions organized, curated, and/or participated in.

NIPSCO Employees Hold Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -
05/22/2018
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NIPSCO Employees Hold Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -

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Artist Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -
11/17/2017
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Artist Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -

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Artist Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -
11/13/2017
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Artist Fundraiser to Help Residents of Puerto Rico -

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Please Vote!
08/20/2017
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Please Vote!

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Artist Eileen Dorsey @ Zhou B Art Center, Studio 401
05/19/2017
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Artist Eileen Dorsey @ Zhou B Art Center, Studio 401

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Eileen Dorsey Studio Residency - ISH MUHAMMAD
05/10/2017
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Eileen Dorsey Studio Residency - ISH MUHAMMAD

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Events this May - ISH MUHAMMAD
04/30/2017
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Events this May - ISH MUHAMMAD

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Solo Exhibition this Friday - ISH MUHAMMAD
10/15/2016
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Solo Exhibition this Friday - ISH MUHAMMAD

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Join me in my 1st Solo Exhibition in Chicago. All NEW Works with some earlier works handpicked by curator... Come throug...
10/12/2016
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Join me in my 1st Solo Exhibition in Chicago. All NEW Works with some earlier works handpicked by curator... Come through

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Inviting You to Join Me in Several Events In October
10/07/2016
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Inviting You to Join Me in Several Events In October

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Putting the Work IN for Artists Month
10/04/2016
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Putting the Work IN for Artists Month

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Exhibiting in Indianapolis
07/15/2016
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Exhibiting in Indianapolis

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Update on Studio progress
07/06/2016
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Update on Studio progress

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10/17/2015
CISA • Gallery

No Arte Muerte this year.

To the supporters of ARTE Muerte,

Almost 10 years ago, we (CISA) got together and discussed about creating an art project that no one has ever seen done before (in Indiana). with a brand new gallery, we wanted to create something spectacular that would make an impact. This “project” soon became a “mission”. A mission that would educate and enlighten our communities which included a holiday (that had little to no recognition in the U.S.at the time). Although this holiday is a bit obscure, confusing and often dubbed as; “voodoo”, “witchcraft,” “paganisim,” and many other words to some, we knew this holiday has been celebrated by our Latin American neighbors and around the world by other cultures for hundreds of years! A holiday called “Dia de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”.

During our research to create such an event and learn everything we could about it, we were very cautious on how to go about it without losing the dignity it deserves. We were very aware that this holiday had not only a religious background but a cultural and personal one too, so to go about it in a way that may disrespect anyone would be inexcusable. After countless hours of studying, planning, questioning, researching, practicing and building it, in 2006, ARTE Muerte was born. Since then we’ve had the honor to host over 50 performances, 200 artists, 150+ altars, community participation in the hundreds, in 5 locations throughout the city of Hammond to sold out venues totaling in the thousands of people!
Needless to say, what we started as a “project” that soon became a “mission” has now become an accomplishment. A finish line reached that has enlighten our communities about this complex holiday that was once been perceived as an enigmatic day to a beautiful day of observance for our deceased loved ones... and with that said, you’re welcome.. :)

So as of today on behalf of the CISA, we are announcing that we will NOT be having ARTE Muerte this year. I know many of you have been anticipating and inquiring about the event and we are tremendously grateful for the interest so we feel the need to explain why;

In the recent years, it’s become more and more difficult to obtain a venue space large enough to facilitate this event so we’ve been forced to streamline our event to accommodate such spaces from what it once was. And although successful to a degree, it has strayed from the original format. the result of such restrains has been the lack of true focus to what it is all about- the altars. What once started as an observance and educational event has now become a diluted and overly crowded show that has shifted more towards the “festivities” aspect. We understand that this holiday does participate in festivities, but there’s been an imbalance between “observation and celebration” lately- and we intend to fix it... How? We will be taking a break this year to concentrate on 3 specific areas; Education, Format and Location.

We are aware of the success and importance Arte Muerte has become to our communities so we need to continuously strive to improve the quality of education it, and you, deserve by; reimplementing workshops and discussions for people to interact with, bring back field trip visits from the schools that once came to be educated (even the ones as far as LaFayette and Cicero!) and hopefully traveling to Oaxaca (and the Southern Regions) Mexico to bring back more authentic history about this complex holiday that has yet to be tapped.

Our format will improve back to the “museum quality” state that it once was by allowing more days beforehand to educate, inform and interact with our visitors so they are confidently aware of what they are observing on the actual day of the dead. And certainly last but most importantly not least; a bigger space. We will no longer accept the fact that we have to turn a child, student, teacher, person in mourning, etc. away just because “it’s too crowded”. We must focus all our energy in finding a safe and permanent home large enough to accommodate not only all the people who is genuinely interested in seeing it but down to the performers, dancers, vendors and of course the artists/ altars which WILL
hold the center of attention again as it rightfully should.

With your patience and understanding we will get there, until then we thank you very much for the outpour of love and support you
have given us throughout the years and we look forward to a bigger and better ARTE Muerte next year!

And for those of you promoting new “Day of the Dead” venues out there (we see you) we ask only one thing from you; keep it real.

Adelante!

-Felix Maldonado of CISA (Gallery)

10/16/2015

To the supporters of ARTE Muerte,

Almost 10 years ago, we (CISA) got together and discussed about creating an art project that no one has ever seen done before (in Indiana). with a brand new gallery, we wanted to create something spectacular that would make an impact. This “project” soon became a “mission”. A mission that would educate and enlighten our communities which included a holiday (that had little to no recognition in the U.S.at the time). Although this holiday is a bit obscure, confusing and often dubbed as; “voodoo”, “witchcraft,” “paganisim,” and many other words to some, we knew this holiday has been celebrated by our Latin American neighbors and around the world by other cultures for hundreds of years! A holiday called “Dia de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”.

During our research to create such an event and learn everything we could about it, we were very cautious on how to go about it without losing the dignity it deserves. We were very aware that this holiday had not only a religious background but a cultural and personal one too, so to go about it in a way that may disrespect anyone would be inexcusable. After countless hours of studying, planning, questioning, researching, practicing and building it, in 2006, ARTE Muerte was born. Since then we’ve had the honor to host over 50 performances, 200 artists, 150+ altars, community participation in the hundreds, in 5 locations throughout the city of Hammond to sold out venues totaling in the thousands of people!
Needless to say, what we started as a “project” that soon became a “mission” has now become an accomplishment. A finish line reached that has enlighten our communities about this complex holiday that was once been perceived as an enigmatic day to a beautiful day of observance for our deceased loved ones... and with that said, you’re welcome.. :)

So as of today on behalf of the CISA, we are announcing that we will NOT be having ARTE Muerte this year. I know many of you have been anticipating and inquiring about the event and we are tremendously grateful for the interest so we feel the need to explain why;

In the recent years, it’s become more and more difficult to obtain a venue space large enough to facilitate this event so we’ve been forced to streamline our event to accommodate such spaces from what it once was. And although successful to a degree, it has strayed from the original format. the result of such restrains has been the lack of true focus to what it is all about- the altars. What once started as an observance and educational event has now become a diluted and overly crowded show that has shifted more towards the “festivities” aspect. We understand that this holiday does participate in festivities, but there’s been an imbalance between “observation and celebration” lately- and we intend to fix it... How? We will be taking a break this year to concentrate on 3 specific areas; Education, Format and Location.

We are aware of the success and importance Arte Muerte has become to our communities so we need to continuously strive to improve the quality of education it, and you, deserve by; reimplementing workshops and discussions for people to interact with, bring back field trip visits from the schools that once came to be educated (even the ones as far as LaFayette and Cicero!) and hopefully traveling to Oaxaca (and the Southern Regions) Mexico to bring back more authentic history about this complex holiday that has yet to be tapped.

Our format will improve back to the “museum quality” state that it once was by allowing more days beforehand to educate, inform and interact with our visitors so they are confidently aware of what they are observing on the actual day of the dead. And certainly last but most importantly not least; a bigger space. We will no longer accept the fact that we have to turn a child, student, teacher, person in mourning, etc. away just because “it’s too crowded”. We must focus all our energy in finding a safe and permanent home large enough to accommodate not only all the people who is genuinely interested in seeing it but down to the performers, dancers, vendors and of course the artists/ altars which WILL
hold the center of attention again as it rightfully should.

With your patience and understanding we will get there, until then we thank you very much for the outpour of love and support you
have given us throughout the years and we look forward to a bigger and better ARTE Muerte next year!

And for those of you promoting new “Day of the Dead” venues out there (we see you) we ask only one thing from you; keep it real.

Adelante!

-Felix Maldonado of CISA (Gallery)

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10/16/2015

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10/13/2014

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10/13/2014

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here we go for 2014!! share this like wildfire! :)
09/03/2014

here we go for 2014!! share this like wildfire! :)

Weeeeee're' baaaaaack!!!! spread the word and let's make this one even BETTER!!!

-CISA

Weeeeee're' baaaaaack!!!! spread the word and let's make this one even BETTER!!!-CISA
09/03/2014

Weeeeee're' baaaaaack!!!! spread the word and let's make this one even BETTER!!!

-CISA

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09/03/2014

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09/03/2014

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friday!
02/19/2014

friday!

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02/19/2014

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Quiz: Day of the Dead- How Much do you Know?
10/29/2013
Quiz: Day of the Dead- How Much do you Know?

Quiz: Day of the Dead- How Much do you Know?

Day of the Dead is a fascinating and special time of year in Mexico, but how much do you know about this iconically Mexican festival?

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10/14/2013

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space is getting ready! #ARTEMUERTE2013#towletheater
09/12/2013

space is getting ready! #ARTEMUERTE2013#towletheater

The Artists line up is set. We have some newcomers and we have our faithful power hitters. very excited, Stay tuned!
09/04/2013

The Artists line up is set. We have some newcomers and we have our faithful power hitters. very excited, Stay tuned!

Dear artists/ friends,It's that time of the year again- only this time it is going to be HUGE with the big help of the T...
08/02/2013

Dear artists/ friends,

It's that time of the year again- only this time it is going to be HUGE with the big help of the Towle Theater! Please share this with anyone who may be interested and let's make this one the best one yet!!!

gracias!

-CISA Gallery

Dear artists/ friends,

It's that time of the year again- only this time it is going to be HUGE with the big help of the Towle Theater! Please share this with anyone who may be interested and let's make this one the best one yet!!!

gracias!

-CISA Gallery

Dear artists/ friends, It's that time of the year again- only this time it is going to be HUGE with the big help of the ...
08/02/2013

Dear artists/ friends,

It's that time of the year again- only this time it is going to be HUGE with the big help of the Towle Theater! Please share this with anyone who may be interested and let's make this one the best one yet!!!

gracias!

-CISA Gallery

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08/02/2013

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06/05/2013

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Another show brother FLEX will be in this friday.
02/07/2013

Another show brother FLEX will be in this friday.

01/30/2013
Graffiti Graduates | The Chicago Weekly

Flex interviewed for this article. Cool. Zore did a good job.

Graffiti writing is by nature eye-catching, designed to capture the fickle attention of the passersby. “Has Beens & Wannabes” at the Zhou B Art Center certainly bears the imprint of this heritage.

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01/10/2013

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Untitled Album
01/10/2013

Untitled Album

Adelante!
11/04/2012

Adelante!

On behalf of the CISA Gallery team I would like to thank everybody who helped out to continue this annual tradition; the artists, the family, the sponsors and friends but most importantly...You. this would not be possible without your attendance and support. this beautiful event is carefully put together each year with you in mind and with great success this year, we can only anticipate what next year's event will be like.

Through the grace of God, we hope to see you again next year!

Again Gracias!

-F

On behalf of the CISA Gallery team I would like to thank everybody who helped out to continue this annual tradition; the...
11/04/2012

On behalf of the CISA Gallery team I would like to thank everybody who helped out to continue this annual tradition; the artists, the family, the sponsors and friends but most importantly...You. this would not be possible without your attendance and support. this beautiful event is carefully put together each year with you in mind and with great success this year, we can only anticipate what next year's event will be like.

Through the grace of God, we hope to see you again next year!

Again Gracias!

-F

You Guys Ready?!
10/13/2012

You Guys Ready?!

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10/13/2012

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Hello All,As we enter our 5th year of Arte Muerte we are excited to see the anticipation building up around this event. ...
09/07/2012

Hello All,

As we enter our 5th year of Arte Muerte we are excited to see the anticipation building up around this event. However interestingly enough, we have noticed not just new artists but a growing amount of "families" who are inquiring about putting up an altar. So, in lieu of that, we strongly encourage families, organizations, groups and schools to step up and come participate this year... after all, it is for you, the community.

Space is filling fast as we are a small gallery so please reserve your space today, thank you.

respectfully,

the CISA • GALLERY team

getting good, anyone else?
08/27/2012

getting good, anyone else?

Here we go again! please share and help make this yet another successful year.

thank you,

- CISA •GALLERY team

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