Two of my apprentices in the Arts on the Block job skills and life skills nonprofit in Wheaton juried into the Congressional Art Contest and both won Honorable Mention awards given by Congressman Chris Van Hollen in a reception and ceremony Monday, April 11. Three other apprentices submitted artwork as well and received certificates. How awesome is that!. The artwork will be on display at VisArts in Rockville through May 4.
Our only high school freshman apprentice at Arts on the Block, Francisco shows off his entry for the Congressional Art Contest (pictured next to his Dad). His digital image was not only beautiful but demonstrated a keen appreciation for color, balance and design.
I see myself as a visual storyteller. My narrative mixed media art explores the interaction of words, symbols, and imagery in my art making. My craving for the tactile keeps me bound in traditional printmaking and painting— however, my interest in new technologies has pushed me to explore digital processes and the marriage of the two.