Author Archive

Poli Marichal is a Puerto Rican printmaker, painter and filmmaker, living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her works combine expressionism and symbolism, realism and fantasy to create images that convey strong statements about the human condition as well as environmental, social and political issues. “My goal as an artist is to create suggestive and

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Excerpt from Aether Magazine – Issue Three (Fall/Winter 2012) Aether is a semi-annual e-magazine that aims to engage collectors, artists, and galleries in conversation about the visual arts in our community and beyond, inspired by the diverse art scene in Austin where new ideas and creativity are abundant. Sandra C. Fernandez participated in the Serie

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The Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA) has announced the recipients of the 2012 awards. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 15th, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, with YNN’s “Arts Minute” Host Carla Stanmyre McDonald as the Master of Ceremonies. In an effort to recognize Austin’s top artists for their achievements in the field,

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I strive for restraint as I feel issues involving science and ethics are most powerful when revealed subtly. I want my message to reveal itself slowly through the viewer’s investigation of form and materials. I hope this project will initiate a dialogue with the ethical issues surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms and be

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It turns out November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. But many of us who grew up in the Latino culture weren’t hip to PB&J sandwiches – quesadillas or fideo were a more likely lunch time snack. Peanut butter is popular in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada – but did you know it’s

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Paloma Mayorga is an Austin based artist and currently works at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, earning her BA in 2010, with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. She has been commissioned to create the portraits of the composers

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Born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Scherezade Garcia‘s work focuses largely on her cultural experiences. As a child she became involved in the arts by participating in mural painting projects with visual artists Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra, influenced by their portrayals of racial and sociological themes. “[My art] has to do with the Caribbean

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El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican and Mexican American holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, during which the graves of loved ones are decorated, special foods such as mole and pan de muerto are made, ofrendas (altars), are built to honor the dead, and special festivals

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Carlos Donjuan was born in San Luis Potosi, San Luis, Mexico in 1982. He immigrated to the United States with his family at the very young age of 3. He grew up in Dallas, Texas where he discovered graffiti art, which helped him develop a passion for art and painting. He holds an M.F.A from

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Sunday night (September 23, 2012) I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a special artist’s reception for the Estampas de la Raza exhibit at the McNay in San Antonio. It was an amazing show, along with Vincent Valdez’ America’s Finest. I felt so lucky to be there. I got to chat with some of the artists

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