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Changarrito: Celeste Sarabia

  • Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

For the launch of the 2018 season, Mexic-Arte Museum is featuring six Changarrito residencies during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. On Wednesay, March 14,  Celeste Sarabia will be on hand from 11am-7pm. Stop by and meet the artists who will be featured in front of the Museum on 5th St. and Congress Ave.

About Celeste Sarabia: 

Celeste Sarabia is a Latina artist who was born in El Paso, Texas. Her portraits explore the idea of capturing personality through painting. She paints her subject’s auras in order to be able to express their unique personalities. Her biggest influences are portrait artist Jonathan Yeo and genre painter Johannes Vermeer. They inspire her to prioritize attention to detail, the average person, and to focus on the essence what she sees. 

Sarabia earned her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from Texas State University. She lives and works in Austin, Texas. Celeste has previously worked for artist Caitlin McCollom and she currently works as an Assistant to artist Court Lurie.

About Changarrito

Changarrito is a pop-up art cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to official gallery selections in Mexico. 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. Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted the Changarrito Artist Residency program since 2012 and has featured over 50 artists.