Roberto Lugo on political pots and identity – Next up on artblog radio!

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Roberto Lugo‘s North Philadelphia neighborhood was filled with graffiti and street art when he grew up.  And he says that played a big part in forming his aesthetic sensibility.  Lugo believes art is for everyone and his ceramic sculpture and functional pots and mugs (featured in the Juvenile In Justice exhibit at Crane Arts last year) make points about that.   We spoke with Lugo last December, surrounded by his beautiful pots decorated with colors and patterns from rival gangs. In this excerpt from our conversation, Lugo talks about the difference in people’s perception of a bandana when he wears one, and when, for example, his wife wears one.  Come back soon for the full episode.

Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.
Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.

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