Facilitated by artist Gustavo Lira Garcia - RSVP here
Make art together while connecting with water at this free workshop led by artist Gustavo Lira Garcia, an art educator and activist who believes in the power of the collective to increase our voices.
Community participants will hear from Gustavo about his experiences with art, culture and community activism, before making and taking their own artwork that speaks to the ways water matters to their lives and communities. We especially welcome youth and families to participate in this workshop, which will be co-facilitated by youth artists! This is a free program, but we are asking participants to RSVP here to help us prepare food and other supplies.
// About Artist Facilitator Gustavo Lira Garcia //
"My creative process combines academic knowledge, cultural identity and influences which engage my imagination to explore diverse expressions and mediums. I am constantly pursuing new ideas and techniques. I engage and push myself to grow within my preferred mediums, but I also enjoy exploring new methods. Fellow artists inspire me. We challenge each other to broaden our skills and expand our abilities through education, opportunities and projects, which collectively further the common good. I am a community-based person who believes in the power of the collective to increase our voices." - Gustavo Lira Garcia
// About Program Partners //
This program is part of a pilot project organized by Water Bar & Public Studio and Freshwater, Tending Our Shared Waters, supported by a Stewardship Fund Grant from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.