Cheech Marin–actor, author, standup, and of course one-half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong–has long been an advocate and collector of Chicano art, and tonight in Lubbock he’ll talk about it in an installment of Texas Tech’s Presidential Lecture Series.
Marin’s talk, supported by Tech’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, is titled “Chicano Art: Perspectives of an Art Advocate.” Says Marin: “My goal is to bring the term ‘Chicano’ to the forefront of the art world. Chicano art is American art.” It starts at 7 p.m at Tech’s Allen Theater; general admission is $18, but Tech students get in free. More info on tonight’s lecture here. In addition to Marin’s appearance, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: “A display titled ‘Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection’ will be exhibited today through Dec. 14 at Tech’s art building, including from 8-10 p.m…[tonight].”