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Carroll hosts Mexican artists from Taller Yonke collective

April 9, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Taller Yonke is an artist collective from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico that creates visual pieces focusing on human rights. Diego Taddei and Guadalupe Serrano, two members of the collective, will be in residence at Carroll University from April 15-25, 2013, creating art with students on the theme of immigration, and participating in several events.

A collaborative presentation, “Immigration: Stories, Art and the Law,” will be Thursday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the United Community Center, 1028 S. Ninth St., Milwaukee. This event is free and open to the public, and is co-hosted by Carroll University and Straub Immigration. It includes a cocktail reception with a viewing of the “Ni de Aquí Ni de Allá” / “From Neither Here Nor There” exhibit in the Latino Arts Gallery, and presentations by Taller Yonke, attorneys from Straub Immigration and representatives from American Immigration Lawyers Association Wisconsin chapter. For more information, visit

Taddei and Serrano of Taller Yonke will discuss the immigration focus of their artwork on Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Carroll’s Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. The artists will participate in a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

A bilingual play will be presented by Carroll’s Visual and Performing Arts and Spanish programs on Wednesday, April 24. “Historias de Inmigrantes” / “Immigrant Stories” will be at 7 p.m. in Otteson Theatre, 238 N. East Ave. The event includes a talk-back with Taller Yonke, the student cast members and director, Elena De Costa, associate professor of Spanish, and James Zager, associate professor of theatre arts. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; reserve a spot with Declan Boran-Ragotzy, a Carroll junior and house manager of Otteson Theatre, at

The Mexican artists do not speak English; De Costa and her Spanish students will serve as interpreters. For additional details, contact De Costa at 262.524.7284 or


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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