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Un arquitecto en Nueva York está dejando en alto a los latinos a través de su arte. En vez de crear edificios, este joven utiliza las paredes de su ciudad para crear arte inspirado en historias de inmigrantes. Se trata de Calicho Arévalo, un colombiano que enorgullece a muchos con su talento. 

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The owl was a muse to all kinds of artists. People got Flaco tattoos and wrote rap lyrics and poetry about him. A documentary film is in the works. The Colombian-born artist Calicho Arevalo, who has painted eight Flaco murals, started a new one on Saturday afternoon at Freeman Alley on the Lower East Side.

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They told me they have this last spot and it’s not the best but would I like to have it. Initially the floor was dirty and everything was dark and I was like, it looks kind of weird. But you know, I’m down. I’m going to do it and I’m going to make it nice. I want people to get some warmth from my country, something very colorful. I want to make in these dark corners something very beautiful. When you see something bright or something different, sometimes you stop for a minute. This wasn’t here. I’m trying to invite people to come over and see how I live from the art and also tell them every single painting has a story. Many of the clothes and stuff that I paint are full of doodles related to the city, so I feel like the mantel is the way to express myself during these holidays. And we are here to bring some happiness.

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Un artista inmigrante ha pintado en una pared al famoso búho 'Flaco' de Central Park

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Summer 2020 in New York was one for the record books. Not only did 3.5 million people flee the city due to the pandemic, we rallied together for the Black Lives Matter movement and helped our communities survive. After the killing of George Floyd, New Yorkers began to congregate for peaceful protests and marches all through the five boroughs. While most people remained nonviolent, some took the opportunity to cause destruction. In SoHo, an upscale neighborhood with high-end chain stores, fear of looting and damage cultivated. Many of the building and shop owners boarded up their windows for weeks. For many, this appeared dismal and haunting. For artists, it set off an opportunity to shine

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