Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Those who have come before us...

Sunday March 18, 2012

Multidisciplinary artist Manny Vega will install a public art piece at La Casa Azul Bookstore  this Sunday. Manny’s latest piece portrays a literary sanctuary that includes portraits of three East Harlem writers, Julia de Burgos, Pedro Pietri and Piri Thomas.

East Harlem is home to multiple works by Manny, including a mosaic mural portrait of Julia De Burgos, a series of mosaic panels for the 110 street train station, and murals like “The Spirit of East Harlem”. Manny’s  art is greatly appreciated and respected by the community, youth, schools and local organizations and is known to attract visitors and tourists who come to East Harlem in order to enjoy his street art, mural and other projects.

About Manny Vega:
Manny Vega is a painter, illustrator, printmaker, muralist, and set and costume designer. His work portrays the history and traditions of the African Diaspora that exist in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America and has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Manny has a deep commitment to the preservation of our historical existence as well as innovation to reflect present day influences. His devotion to craftsmanship, together with his appreciation for history have created a unique and important body of work that portray the humanity and dignity of a people in these times. Manny has taught for organizations such as El Museo del Barrio, Arts Connection, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Caribbean Cultural Center.
Art installation:
Sunday March 18, 2012 
12:00pm – 2:00pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd Street, at Lexington Ave.
East Harlem, NY 10029  

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited for this space and will definitely be there for the public art work tomorrow!