Root of it All in Austin

It’s happening again. Root of it All is here in Austin. I’m excited to exhibit my art at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Many of my dear friends were not able to check out some of my latest pieces at the show at the A&M Kingsville so I am beyond excited to have a second showing. I’d love to see you at the opening. Come say hi and let me know what you think. The show will be up from April 13th through June 17th 2017.

Check out the Facebook event for the opening reception

Opening Reception:

April 13th 2017
6-8PM
Parking is Free!
People’s Gallery
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Gallery Location and Hours:
600 River St.
Austin, TX, 78701
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On exhibit through June 17th, 2017

Monday – Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Solo Exhibit: The Root of It All at Bailey…

Some of my art work will be on display at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Texas A&M University-Kingsville exhibit until the middle of November 2016.

The Root of It All

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Exhibit will close Saturday, Nov. 19, with the closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Garcia makes work with a spontaneous and intuitive approach. She is inspired by natural elements and the shapes found in nature. Her work also explores Mexican folklore, memory and identity. Her process channels her memory of making macramé bracelets for hours as a young child, knotting endlessly, moving the strings around to create various color patterns.

The knotting and weaving process that started from those early pieces carries through to her work today. What is most recognizable about her work is the process of sewing, weaving and knotting that she has developed to give the pieces a distinct and natural texture, reminiscent of nature and living plant life.

See the full write-up here »

 

Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos 06.07.13 – 09.08.13

 

EVENT: Make & Take – Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos

YLA 18: Con/Juntos Make & Take
Free for Members/Non-Members $5
Saturday, August 10, 12 – 2 pm

Join Mexic-Arte’s Education Department as we experience textures through creating soft sculpture organic landscapes drawn from the work of Young Latino Artist 18 artist April Garcia. Museum members and guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the process of designing and creating sculptures.

April Garcia ConJuntos

The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its eighteenth year, the current YLA exhibition Con/Juntos will be guest curated by visual artist Michael Anthony Garcia; the title, which means “With/Together,” reinforces the importance of the joining of ideas and of individuals with a common cause, while also referencing the idea of conjuntos, a group of musicians collaborating and unifying their talents to create beautiful music for the public to share. Selected artists include: Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Adame, Sergio Garcia, Ricardo Paniagua, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabella Bur, April Garcia, Nelda Ramos, Javier Vanegas, Colectivo Sector Reforma (Javier Cárdenas Tavizon, Santino Escatel, and Alejandro Fournier), and Tejidos Urbanos.

Michael Anthony Garcia creates groupings of artists throughout Texas as well as from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina, with a wide range of experience, styles, personalities and practices. The groups were introduced to each other’s work and given time to collaborate either in person or by means of email, telephone or Skype™ to develop their ideas and finally create a brand new work to debut in the Museum. The exhibition also features artworks by the individual artists themselves to give insight into their practices and their particular contributions to the collaborative work. The diverse works presented in Con/Juntos represent a wide range of media from photography, installation, video, and performance, to collage, sculpture, yarn bombing and painting.