Cheech Marin, the visionary behind the exhibition, is a third-generation Mexican American who holds one of the world’s largest private collections of Chicano art. The recipient of the 1999 National Council of La Raza/Kraft Foods ALMA Community Service Award and the 2000 Imagen Foundation’s Creative Achievement Award, Marin is renowned for his three decades of work as a comedian, film actor, director, writer, musician and actor.
Cheech not only attracts fans through his comedy, films and drama series; he is also quite popular with kids for his work in children’s music and animation. In 1997 he released his first bilingual children’s album titled, My Name is Cheech, The School Bus Driver, the year’s number-one selling children’s album in the country. As a result of the phenomenal success of this album, he is now preparing to release a second bilingual record titled,My Name is Cheech, The School Bus Driver “Coast to Coast.”
Cheech is extremely passionate about the Chicano community and says of the Chicano Visions exhibit, “It will be a rip-roaring party and everyone is invited.”
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