Luchita Hurtado and the joy of life
While painting en plein air in a Los Angeles park, Hurtado elucidates on the tenuous relationship between humans and nature.
“We’re all on this planet together and we’re all related,” said the artist. “To be in this park, with these trees, it’s just the joy of life.”
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Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (Puppies Puppies) models ways to create equity through art
How can an artist be a catalyst for change?
“Art is this one arena of life where anything goes, where there’s no set rules,” says the artist. “Maybe there’s a way that I can find the care and love that I want to put out into the world through art. I want to figure out ways in which art could expand outside of how it’s been structured in the past.”
“There’s obviously limitations, but theoretically, the possibility of art is endless.”
IMAGE: Jade Guarano Kuriki-Olivio, Trans & Gender-Non-Conforming Resilience Gala, Performance Space, March 2022. Original photography by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. for Art21.
Event: Artist Talk with Tanya Aguiñiga
Join us on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM E.T. for a special artist talk for educators with Tanya Aguiñiga.
An artist, designer, and craftsperson, Aguiñiga works with traditional craft materials like natural fibers and collaborates with other artists and activists to create sculptures, installations, performances, and community-based art projects. Aguiñiga’s work aspires to tell the larger and often invisible stories of the transnational community.
The program is free and will take place via Zoom.
Visit our education calendar for a list of upcoming workshops for educators.
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