The actor and comedian, best known for his improvisational comedy, television and movie roles (most famously his "Cheech & Chong" routines with
Along the way, he revealed that a new, long-awaited Cheech & Chong movie soon could become a reality.
"Chong and I are talking about it, but then we've been talking about it for a long time. Probably within the next year. We've been touring together and trying to stay alive. I'm a Chicano. We have to have at least three jobs," Marin quipped.
He said he will soon travel to
"Chicanitas is in its third year and is booked for two more years. It's kind of like the club tour of my exhibits. It can go into the communities where people haven't seen the bigger exhibits," said Marin, who has just finished a new book of essays: "We Come In Peace and We Have You Surrounded."
He is currently at work on "Code Switching," a book that was inspired by the colorful blend of Spanish and English he remembers in family conversations when he was growing up in
"I see it as a sign of immersion in, and blending of, cultures, which is something I also see in pieces in my art collection," he said.
"You've been a role model for so many young artists. You found them and collected their works and changed the way we see Latino and Chicano art," said
"You are the face of change. You are the mainstream. This is a little guerilla army of art. Shows like this are about getting yourselves and everyone else used to the idea," Marin, 67, said.
Marin, who lives in
Marin lunched with owners of two
"He was amazingly friendly and greatly appreciative of the arts he collected and very knowledgable. He has gone all over the map. He told us he has collected religious art for decades and is now into glass art. He appreciates everything and has a good sense of humor,"
If you missed his Friday appearances, you might still catch a glimpse of Marin at two special art events today.
Marin will greet guests and offer a presentation on Chicano art at a "
In conjunction with the exhibit, artist
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