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Grupo Soap del Corazón was founded in 2000 by Xavier Tavera and Douglas Padilla to celebrate Latino artists and culture and the Latinization of Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. Grupo Soap started its efforts with an inaugural exhibition at Gus Lucky’s Gallery on Lake Street in Minneapolis entitled “Soap del Corazón”. In that show each artist addressed, visually, the question: What is “soap of the heart? What cleans the heart?”
In it’s 11 year existence Grupo Soap del Corazón has stayed true to it’s purpose: to encourage and exhibit “Soap del Corazón”, art that cleans the heart. It has showcased the work of 50+ artists. Well over 100,000 people have seen its art. It has pulled the people of Minneapolis – St. Paul and Minnesota into deeper community. So, in celebration, Grupo Soap will create an exhibition at Intermedia Arts in South Minneapolis the summer of 2011 entitled “El Milagro ”. “El Milagro” (The Miracle) will address the religious, mystical, cultural, political, psychological and historical nature of miracles and the miraculous, especially amongst Latin Americans.


  • Exhibit Opening:
    Saturday, August 20, 2011
  • Exhibit Hours:
    See Venue for Details
    August 3 to September 11, 2011
  • Venue:
    Intermedia Arts
    2822 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55408


Artists of El Milagro

  • Kari Alberg
  • Claudia “Billy” Baca
  • Gabriela Bertiller
  • Savita Betagglio
  • Pete Driessen
  • Salvador Frijilito Espejo
  • Luis Fitch
  • Los Hermanos Flores
  • Ruthann Godollei
  • Jim Grafsgaard
  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Gustavo Lira
  • Dave Machacek
  • Marisa Martinez
  • Patricia Mendoza
  • Deborah Meyer
  • Peter Morales
  • Steven Nuno Nunez
  • Douglas Padilla
  • Juan Jose Palacios
  • Cristina Perez
  • Nancy Robinson
  • Marcela Rodriguez Aguilar
  • Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa
  • Satiyarthi
  • Alonso Serralta
  • Cristina Maria Tavera
  • Xavier Tavera

El Milagro Exhibit Partners



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