Internationally known artist Nicolás de Jesús at NOVA-Manassas
October 24, 2012 9:00 AM
Nicolás de Jesús, an internationally known artist from Mexico, will paint a mural at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students, faculty and staff have been invited to join in the creation of the artwork. The event will take place in the cafeteria on the first floor of Howsmon Hall.
In addition to creating murals in group settings, the artist’s work includes etchings, lithographs and painting on traditional bark paper. Born in December 1960 in the Nahua region of Guerrero, Mexico, he developed his art through his parents and his community of Ameyaltepec. In that area, painting on bark paper is the preferred medium of expression of local traditions. His work reflects the spectrum of his experiences from his origins in a traditional Mexican village to the complex problems of Mexican immigrants in the United States and his concern for preserving his cultural identity.
To learn more, contact Cris Sparks-Early at firstname.lastname@example.org.