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My Name is Flor Contemplacion…

2 Mar

Join Venus Collective in supporting this amazing production in observance of International Women’s Day

Nara Movement Project in Cooperation with Calles y Sueños presents …

My Name is Flor Contemplacion: I was hanged this Afternoon
by: JB Capino

“On 17 March 1995, at about 6am, Flor Contemplacion, a Filipino migrant domestic worker aged 42 and the mother of four children, was hanged at Changi Prison on the order of a Singapore court. In the days and weeks immediately before and after the hanging, millions of Filipino citizens rose in protest at the death of a woman widely believed to be innocent.”

Directed by: Giau Truong
Performances by: Aimee Algas, Ginger Leopoldo and Je Nepomuceno

Calle y Sueños
1901 S. Carpenter, Chicago IL

Friday March 4 – 8 PM
Saturday March 5 – 8 PM
Sunday March 6 – 6 PM

Tickets are $15 General Admission and $10 for Students.
For more information please email us at
pls call 312-401-9929

To purchase tickets:

About Calle y Sueños:

“Calles y Sueños”, was founded in the 80’s by several Latino artists, as a creative response to the once prevalent artistic void that existed in Chicago’s Latino arts community. The intention was to nurture change and liberation that was expressed on a multitude of levels. Culturally and politically, the artistic community that was created by “Calles y Sueños” till this day continues to cultivate its Latino roots and plant new seeds. Its ever-evolving identity continues to germinate into new manifestations. As the community of “Calles y Sueños” grows, we still realize we are a “transplanted people growing in a jungle of alienation, racism and economic hardship.” Our roots and branches are connected by the intermediate hope of our creativity.


Pictures & Videos Galore

15 Dec

Its been tough with all the holidays but all the pictures are finally making their way onto here!

Special thank you again to Photographers  Elia L Alamillo of Foto ChicasAllison Glenn who shared their expertise and took shots at Venus 2010!

You can find some of the pics on our Venus 2010: Just be: Soul Revival page where you can also find this video by Kebi Morales of Ajanta Chakraborty performing a Bollywood Dance

Share your pics with us!

14 Oct

The pictures & videos are starting to get developed/uploaded/edited/digitally remastered


Please do not hesitate to send your photo albums to! We would love to see your perspective of Venus 2010!


Love & Gratitude

Featured Photographer: Allison Glenn

3 Oct

We are so thankful to have the artistry of photographer Allison Glenn at this year’s Venus!

She will be shooting at a special photobooth during the night so that y’all can have tangible memories of  this incredible night later!

Allison Glenn is commencing the second year of a Dual MA degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism + Arts Administration and Policy at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2005 she graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, with a BFA in Photography. Shortly after Glenn started her photography company and began traveling to Chicago to shoot for magazines and publications, most notably The Chicago Sun Times and The Natural Athlete.

Glenn currently works as a Project Manager for the SAIC Office of Exhibition Practices, and is completing a curatorial fellowship at the Hyde Park Art Center.

She is currently interested in facilitating exhibitions in mid-level, non-collecting contemporary art institutions, sustainable art projects that address community needs, temporary and site-specific exhibitions, satellite spaces, new audience development and inclusion beyond the institutional space. ”

Visual Art, Performing Art, Vendors, Organizations & more

10 Sep

Do not miss

~ Just BE: Soul Revival ~ VENUS 2010~
Sat Oct 9th
1100 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60602

For more info email us at

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