Stolen Dreams and Hopes

Chair for: Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola

Designed and created by Sergio Salguero
Tucson, AZ

This version of the chair shows Luis' affection for soccer and education. I wanted to emphasize the fact that Luis' opportunity to finish college was taken away from him and that's why I chose to leave him at the U of A. I think that it is a tragedy for anyone's life to be cut short. All I can think about is the fact that this could have been you or me.

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The Artist
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About this Artist

Sergio Salguero

Tucson, AZ
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Sergio Salguero is a junior at the University of Arizona, Honors College. He is majoring in neuroscience and has a minor in Spanish. Originally born in Colombia, South America, he moved with his mother to Tucson at the age of 7. Sergio is steeped in the arts--he plays three instruments, paints and takes pictures. He is interested in helping those without voices be heard in the greater community in order to bring about justice and change.

Biography [English]

Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola

Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola is 20 years old. He is the son of Benigna Arzola and Lorenzo Francisco, inhabitants of the town of San Cristóbal de Tlacoachistlahuaca, located in the Costa Chica region in the state of Guerrero. He has two brothers: Jhannet and Victor, 22 and 12 years old. In his house and in his town they know him as Lenchito; in the Normal, the compas locate it as "the Cochilandia", a nickname that was gained on the day that he had to clean the porquerizas of Ayotzinapa. When you ask for him you will be told that he is a serious, prudent and respectful boy, someone who speaks only for the indispensable. From childhood, each year, he travels with his family to visit the Virgin of Juquila in the state of Oaxaca. He likes Halls, sports cars, meat chop, pozole served in Santa Maria Asuncion, corridos of the Costa Chica, music of Los Angeles Azules, La Fria Oaxaqueña and Los Donny's de Guerrero. He has seen all the films of the action series "Fast and Furious", goes to America and, when playing soccer, prefers to become a goalkeeper. Luis' shoe size is 5, is short in stature, robust build and has small eyes. On his forehead is a scar that - according to his Aunt Delfina - he got went he went to the store for a Coke when he was small. Prior to entering Normal, Lenchito studied mechanics for a year in Chilpancingo. In 2013, he opened his Facebook page and chose as a profile photo the image of an elegant Camaro ZL1 gray, the legendary sport of the Chevrolet that stands for strength, speed and endurance. From the age of 14 - during vacations and weekends - he worked with his dad at the Rey Hernández García taxi stand. He drove a Nissan White model 2009: route number 20 that goes from the city of Ometepec to San Cristóbal. Miguel Navarrete, colleague of the site, remembers him as an extraordinary driver; the memory is still fresh of the day when Lenchito - while drinking coffee in an oxxo - told him that he wanted to leave his village to go to study at the Ayotzinapa Normal. In the village they are still waiting for him.

Biografía [Español]

Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola

Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola tiene 20 años. Es hijo de Benigna Arzola y de Lorenzo Francisco, habitantes de la localidad de San Cristóbal de Tlacoachistlahuaca, ubicada en la región de la Costa Chica en el estado de Guerrero. Tiene dos hermanos: Jhannet y Víctor, de 22 y 12 años. En su casa y en su pueblo lo conocen como Lenchito; en la Normal, los compas lo ubican como “el Cochilandia”, apodo que se ganó el día que le tocó limpiar las porquerizas de Ayotzinapa. Cuando preguntas por él te dirán que es un muchacho serio, prudente y respetuoso, alguien que habla solamente para lo indispensable. Desde niño, cada año, viaja en compañía de su familia a visitar a la virgen de Juquila en el estado de Oaxaca. Le gustan las pastillas Halls, los autos deportivos, las picaditas de carne, el pozole que sirven en Santa María Asunción, los corridos de la Costa Chica, la música de Los Ángeles Azules, La Furia Oaxaqueña y Los Donny’s de Guerrero. Ha visto todas las películas de la serie de acción “Rápido y Furioso”, le va al América y —cuando juega futbol— prefiere ponerse de portero. Calza del número 5, es bajo de estatura, de complexión robusta y ojos pequeños. Sobre la frente tiene una cicatriz que —según su tía Delfina— se hizo de pequeño cuando iba a la tienda por una Coca Cola. Antes de ingresar a la Normal, Lenchito estudió mecánica durante un año en Chilpancingo. En 2013 abrió su página de Facebook y eligió como foto de perfil la imagen de un elegante Camaro ZL1 color gris, el legendario deportivo de la Chevrolet que es sinónimo de fuerza, velocidad y resistencia. Desde los 14 años —durante las vacaciones y los fines de semana— trabajó con su papá en el sitio de taxis Rey Hernández García. Conducía una Nissan Blanca modelo 2009: la ruta número 20 que va desde la ciudad de Ometepec hasta San Cristóbal. Miguel Navarrete, colega del sitio, lo recuerda como a un conductor extraordinario; lleva fresco en la memoria el día en que Lenchito —mientras tomaban café en un Oxxo— le dijo que deseaba abandonar su pueblo para irse a estudiar a la Normal de Ayotzinapa. En el pueblo lo siguen esperando.

The Chair's Location

University of Arizona Henry Koffler (North Side)
1340 E University Blvd
Tucson AZ US

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