Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes adapted to the stage by Virginia Grise Directed by Kendra Ware BUY TICKETS HERE! What happens to a community, and the people that live there, when four intersecting freeways are built right through the heart of their neighborhood? In an effort to make the performance accessible, a golf cart is… Read more →
Our dream of opening my own studio & gallery space that I can open up for visitors came true earlier this year. As we began to set up the space, word got out to the Tucson community that we were opening soon and the requests for an opening kept coming. It was the middle of one of our hottest Tucson… Read more →
This summer I opened up my gallery and hosted a week long youth art camp. My students and I had a blast! We created a mural panel together as our collaborative piece together. We brainstormed ideas, sketched, laid out our mural and worked on it throughout the week between our individual projects. Next- I had the students work on their… Read more →
Any chance I get, I LOVE to volunteer my time with the youth at the John Valenzuela Youth Center “JYVC” in South Tucson.
I hosted a 3 day mural painting workshop with the youth surrounding the Dia De Los Muertos theme. The first panel was a traditional view showcasing a sugar skull and papel picado. Second panel depicted an altar and we added a photo of John Valenzuela, the police officer who the center is named by. The third panel was of the All Souls Procession that is celebrated in Tucson.
What a wonderful time to share the old and new traditions of Dia De Los Muertos and to spend time with youth in my community.
Thank you JVYC!
The Institute of the Environment invited me to speak to their students about art and the environment. My art residencies at Biosphere 2 and Globall in Uruguay catapulted my passion of environmental issues in our community. These experiences and my continued networking with the University of Arizona has allowed me to use my art in the community to discuss and… Read more →
The board of La Frontera’s 34th Annual Tucson International Mariachi Conference commissioned me this year to create the artwork for the 2016 conference poster. It was an honor to be asked to create the art for the conference, as Mariachi music is very dear to my heart. As an artist, I find inspiration from life and the story I’m about… Read more →
Self Help Graphics & Art selected my limited edition Serigraph AZ Highway to be part of the exhibit WELCOME! on socially engaged art collectives and organizations at California State University at Los Angeles, Fine Art Gallery April 11-29, 2016 In the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles, there are artists working together, to make things in places where the gallery system… Read more →
The YWCA Tucson invited me to show my artwork in their Galeria December 11, 2015-March 23, 2016. I was honored and excited to create the art to fill their walls with artwork themed around Musica de la Vida (The Music of Life). I commend all the wonderful work that the YWCA is doing throughout the Tucson community. Visit their website… Read more →
So, it’s the first week of May 2015 and I have been invited to paint with the community on May 10th at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The theme of the show is Street art inside. The “Streets Inside” is a show honoring street muralist of Phoenix and the museum gave them free rein to create murals from top… Read more →
The Phoenix based, Entre Nosotr@s group is a collaborative project that produces events and conversations around transnational Chican@/Latin@/Indigenous issues, culture, and social justice movements. Entre Nosotr@s hosted a group exhibition, Nosotr@s Somos, at the Hive Gallery located at 2222 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85006, March 20-April 18, 2015. This show presented artwork by Chican@, Latin@, Indigenous and Latin American… Read more →