Images: Lys Santamaria. Left to right: Frida, Isabella, Blanca. 14" x 8" each. Beads, thread, fabric.
WEST Austin Studio Tour stop #176 (Mexic-Arte Museum)
WEST Weekends (May 14, 15, 21, 22), from 12:00-3:00 pm
Lys Santamaria was born in Colombia and raised in both Canada and the United States. Her beadwork is primarily inspired by her travels abroad and by influential women in her life. She enjoys using traditional beading techniques that reflect her cultural background. The repetitive motion of her work allows her time to meditate and each bead is woven with intention.
About Changarrito Project
Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.