April Artist-in-Residence: Carmen Lomas Garza

"Flora and Faun/Deer & Corn," by Carmen Lomas Garza
March 30, 2011May 1, 2011

With the Blessing of Corn

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
and Fridays, 6:00–8:45 p.m.

Carmen Lomas Garza is widely celebrated for evocative works that depict her childhood in south Texas. Inspired by the Chicano movement to create images that resonate with Mexican American audiences, Garza records her memories—and observations of contemporary life—in paintings, prints, installations, paper and metal cutouts, and bilingual books for children. Garza will be working on a series of large, intricate paper cutouts that promote good health through gardening, dance, and art.

Friday, April 1, 6:30–7:00 p.m.
Danza Xitlalli, an Aztec ceremonial dance group based in San Francisco, presents a set of dances with explanation of the movements.

Friday, April 29, 6:00–8:30 p.m
Closing reception: Celebrate the residency of Carmen Lomas Garza with light refreshments and live music.

Ms. Garza’s books are available at the Museum Stores. She will sign books during studio hours in the Kimball Education Gallery.

Please feel free to check out her website at: http://carmenlomasgarza.com

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The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums. Cultural Encounters is generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.  Thank you to Aveleda Wines for their in-kind support.