Mural Unveiling & Artist Talk Sept. 18

Changing the World
Lead Artist: Adriana M. Garcia
Assistant Artist: Michelle Love
Acrylic on Panel, 7’ x 36’, 2019

Date: September 18, 2019
Location: CCC 108
Time: 5:30 pm

This work honors the memories that cannot be burned and features NVC students who participated in the creation of the mural. Adriana M. Garcia, created “Changing the World,” to reflect the stories of creative survival, symbols of support, and political activism that lead students to Northwest Vista College. Award-winning, San Antonio-based artist, Adriana M. Garcia, spent time with our campus community, listening to stories and discussing meaningful imagery with students, faculty, and staff during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

This large mural was painted in collaboration with assistant artist on the project, Michelle Love, and with the help of NVC students, community members, and students from neighboring colleges and high schools. Special thanks to the teachers, staff, and students from the Henry Ford Academy and SAY SÍ.

The NVC Mural Grant Coordinating team includes Dr. Sandra D. Garza, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Mexican American Studies Program, Rachael Bower, Instructor and Art Discipline Coordinator, and Tim Jones, Professor of Fine Arts. This work could not have been completed without the indispensable work of Judy Camargo, Director of College and Grants Development and Anthony Quintanilla, Structural Shop Foreman, and Dr. Ric Baser, President at Northwest Vista College.

To read more about the project, go here.

 

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