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Raquel Gutiérrez is giving a talk at Ricker Library tonight

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University of Illinois Fine and Applied Arts

Ekphrastic poetry is describing a work of art in a beautiful way, and also how Raquel Gutiérrez’ work is described. Join the Ricker Library of Architecture and the Minor Aesthetics Lab as they host Raquel Gutiérrez for their guest artist talk series. Gutiérrez is an award winning arts critic, writer, poet, and educator, and they are also the author of Brown Neon. This book of essays considers what it meant to be a Latinx artist during the Trump era and was named one of the best books of 2022 by The New Yorker. The event is titled “A Southwest Reconstruction: An Evening of Poetry”. It is tonight, April 12th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art (608 E Lorado Taft Dr).

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