For the third consecutive year, Lo Rez Brewing is partnering with El Paseo community Garden to collaborate on El Paseo Pale Ale. This beer is brewed with hops grown at El Paseo Community Garden using a wet-hop method. Proceeds from every can will be donated to El Paseo Community Garden.
The beer will be released mid-October during El Paseo Community Garden Showcase Event. Order your El Paseo Pale Ale at Lo Rez’s website and pick-up at El Paseo Community Garden during the event. Pick-up times TBA.
This year the collaboration is taking it to another level by canning some of the brew. El Paseo Community Garden has selected Diana Solis to do the artwork for the collaborative can. Diana Solis was also part of the team for the garden’s “El Abrazo” murals and is a great friend and neighbor to El Paseo.
Diana Solís is a Chicago based artist born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. She is a painter, illustrator, photographer and educator. Her artistic practice encompasses a range of media and techniques. Her work includes painting, illustration, printmaking, photography, found object sculpture, as well public murals and installation. Solis’ is currently working on an oral history, photo documentary project with high school students about the Pandemic in Pilsen: Stories in Conversation”. Working for over 40 years as a professional artist, and in community-based art Solís’ work draws from memory, cautionary tales, oral and personal histories, and contemporary urban culture. Her work examines notions of place, identity and belonging.
Solís holds a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Solis has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally including at the National Museum of Mexican Art where her work is part of the permanent collection; National Hispanic Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Toluca, Mexico; Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain. Her work will be featured in the LatinXAmerican exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. Solís is a lead teaching artist for Changing Worlds Organization and Urban Gateways in community-based art programs and in residency programs in Chicago public schools.