Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Admission: $10 General Admission; $5 for Museum Members - Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special discount code
**Only 30 tickets are available for this workshop. Make sure to buy yours before they sell out. Purchase tickets!
Lisette Chavez is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses a variety of media to execute her installation work. Throughout most of her childhood, Chavez was exposed to over ornamented objects in holy sanctuaries and Catholic churches. Objects of importance were often extremely opulent, a trait which she has incorporated into her own visual arts practice.
In conjunction with Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, and Under Bridges (Guest Curated by Rocha Rochelli), this workshop allows participants to learn about Chavez’s practice and bring an object of importance that they would like to “visually elevate.” Chavez will guide attendees through the process of adding baubles and jewels to adorn your objects. Light refreshments and bubbly will be served.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Lisette Chavez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, located on the southernmost tip of Texas near the Mexican border. She is an educator and printmaker specializing in lithography and installation. Her most recent work questions faith and confronts the discomfort in balancing religious beliefs and actions in everyday life. Chavez earned her Master of Arts degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona. She has exhibited her work in various national and international venues located in Estonia, France, Egypt, Australia and South America. In 2016 she completed an Artist Lab residency at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and is currently one of the nineteen visual artists highlighted in Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Chavez lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.