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Xico Artists Featured in "Crossing the Line"


Xico artists at the New Times office in Phoenix. From left: Irma SanchezEl Podrido and Joe Ray.; Credit: James PeacheyXico artists at the New Times office in Phoenix. From leftFrank YbarraVillage Voice Media Executive Editor Michael LaceyRuben GaliciaZarco GuerreroAnnette Sexton-Ruiz and Mary Ann Rodriguez-Veatch.Mary Ann Rodriguez-VeatchMary Ann Rodriguez-Veatchand third generation on my father's side. I am an American!"; Credit: Mary Ann Rodriguez-VeatchMary Ann Rodriguez-VeatchMary Ann Rodriguez-Veatch"Torn Between Two Countries."; Credit: Mary Ann Rodriguez-VeatchAnnette Sexton-RuizAnnette Sexton-Ruizcreating ceramic piece murals that now number over twenty and hang throughout the Phoenix metro area.; Credit: Annette Sexton-RuizAnnette Sexton-RuizAnnette Sexton-Ruiz"Loteria 2."; Credit: Annette Sexton-RuizIrma SanchezIrma Sancheznext yearnext year"The Arizona Mexico Flag."; Credit: Irma SanchezIrma SanchezIrma Sanchez"SB1070."Nineteen-year-old Carla Chavarria graduated high school last month. She is the founder of IDREAM CampaignNineteen-year-old Carla Chavarria graduated high school last month. She is the founder of IDREAM Campaign"Probable Cause."; Credit: Carla ChavarriaFrank YbarraFrank Ybarraas well as "American" family lifevibrancyvibrancy"Our Lady of Guadalupe"Our Lady of Guadalupe"Mariachi LP."; Credit: Frank YbarraJose BenavidesJose BenavidesTexas

Village Voice Media commissioned artists associated with the Phoenix-based cultural collective Xico to produce a series of covers for its papers — each one is unique to each city — for its national story on Arizona SB1070, “Crossing the Line.” Here are those images with additional artworks and biographical information on the individual artists. Founded in 1975, Xico is a nonprofit organization that promotes Chicano, Latino and Native American heritage through the arts. Its programing includes arts classes and workshops for underserved youth, community exhibitions, artist education, printmaking workshops, the valley's oldest Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life festival and small-venue performances. To find out more, visit www.xicoinc.org.