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 →
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 →
Trees for Tucson initiated a beautification project at Hollinger Middle School through a Wells Fargo Community LIFT grant. Katie Gannon, Director of Trees for Tucson invited me to assist in creating a more inviting hallway for student and staff at Hollinger Middle School. I began by visiting the school and the group of GATE student in the service learning group… 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 →
The Pima County Public Library’s Nuestra Raices librarians asked me to moderate their youth author panel at this March 15, 2015 Tucson Festival of Books. I was excited to hear that the panel this year was called “The Distored Mirror” with female, Latina authors: Claudia Guadalupe Martinez and Isabel Quintero. My favorite part about moderating.. is reading as many books… Read more →