Annaiz is a recent UNR graduate with a degree in art history. Sal is a student at TMCC. They both grew up in Mexican families in Reno, and they have very different stories about how art became part of their lives.
Anaiz and Sal are a couple, and they’re also artistic collaborators. They run Savior Studios, which started out as a clothing brand and evolved into a platform for their own writing, artwork and curating efforts. They organized a recent show at the Holland Project, Bienvenidos a la Wells, that looked at how ChicanX culture and imagery influence young artists. We recorded this conversation in December, when it was still on view.
Listen: Episode 19, Annaiz Ramirez + Sal Barajas-Alvarez
Photos from Bienvenidos a la Wells at the Holland Project, Dec. 14-Jan. 21
Photos: Kris Vagner
This episode of the Double Scoop Podcast received support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.