Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Mexic-Arte Museum
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 12:00 - 5:00 pm at the Museum of Human Achievement
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 pm at Mexic-Arte Museum
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 pm at Mexic-Arte Museum
Mark Puente (1977, Boston, Massachusetts) draws inspiration from folk art, growing up in Guatemala, and the art and imagery of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). His pen and ink illustrations take on new life and meaning, as they are laser-etched onto milk-paint finished wood and other mediums. Mark also has a burgeoning interest in exploring the practice of printmaking. These modern folk works are produced in Mark's East Austin home and studio, Nailivic Studios. His wife, Amy Exah, assists on the creative and business sides of the studio. The name is derived from the spelling of "civilian" backwards, and draws its root from the fact that "a civilian has both the right and the responsibility to change society for the best, by any means necessary". Puente uses art as his tool of choice.
Changarrito Pops Up at PrintAustin
Artist Mark Puente will be exhibiting his work through the Changarrito pop up gallery during PrintAustin's PrintExpo at the Museum of Human Achievement on February 11, 2017, 12:00 - 5:00pm. PrintAustin is dedicated to the Austin art community and galleries in its mission to share an enthusiasm for printmaking.
Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative pop up art gallery. 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.
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