By Dennis Burck – – Image Not Credited.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro have one thing in common: They are both owners of a Nora Chapa Mendoza. The Detroitbased artist is expressing her history and identity — spanning four decades and many mediums — in a new exhibit at Casa de Rosado.  Mendoza earned the Governor’s Arts Award: “Michigan Artist of the Year” in 1999, toured internationally and is an active member in the Detroit community, teaching artwork to residents.

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