Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
Change Partner: Casa del Carmen Family Center
Discipline: Visual Arts
Violeta will create a series of portraits of the Virgin Mary and other saints that are important to many local Latin American immigrant communities, culminating in an exhibition at the Casa del Carmen Family Center. This exhibition will help bring together people from these immigrant communities, especially those newcomers for whom spirituality and religion provide a strong support and connection to cultural traditions. This will be her first painting exhibition in the US, introducing her as an artist to her community and to PhiladelphiaÃƒï¿½s professional artist scene.