In addition to my studio work and shenanigans, I’ve also been focusing more on being a mentor and cultural agent.
I am the Upstate Representative and Exhibition Curator at Palmetto Luna. I love working to promote a greater understanding of Latinx arts and heritage in South Carolina and fosters diversity within the local artistic community.
As a member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), where I recently did a week training at the 2017 NALAC Leadership Institute, I am working to be an agent of change, advocating for upcoming Latino artists and reaching for greater inclusiveness in all the arts.
I’ll also be organizing an art exhibition and fundraiser collaboration between Palmetto Luna and the Hispanic Alliance. It’s called Hispanic Heritage Month: Educating, Embracing, and Empowering Diversity, and it will include work from 16 Latino artists across South Carolina. Learn more here, and don´t miss the opening reception!
I have the great honor to direct a collaboration between Palmetto Luna and The Citadel Oral History Program on an exhibition generously supported by the Humanities Council of South Carolina. ECOS is based on Las Voces of the Lowcountry, and I can’t wait for you to see it. Information will be coming soon here.
Sshhhh…don’t tell anyone yet, but my suspended installation created for theIndy Grits festival, Map Acrobático, (yes, it really has 400 flying acrobats)is going to be a permanent addition to the Main branch of the Richmond Library in Columbia. What an adventure in logistics… I’ll invite you to the opening once the piece is up.
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Your work is very rich and inspiring, and I’m fortunate to have met you in person a few months back during the Hispanic artist panel in the public library (I’m one of Mrs. Quave’s students). I’m glad I asked for your card so I could find your website and see what you’ve created!