American Culture and Difference Program Presents Talk by Hispanic Artist Jimmy Longoria
March 26, 2012 / By: St. Thomas Newsroom
Jimmy Longoria, a leading Hispanic artist, will share his journey to the Hispanicization of North America through art in a talk Tuesday, March 27.
For more than 30 years Longoria has been faithful to the idea that the Chicano artist serves the community and shares its standards of aesthetics and values. The mural technique and other forms of massive art-making are passed on to industrious but troubled youth in Longoria’s organization, “Mentoring Peace Through Art.”
He and his wife, Connie, have several successful youth-oriented projects under their belts even as they search out more venues and hone in on populations that need mentorship and communities that need transformational art.
Longoria will give his talk, “Hispanic American Art in the Year 2050,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts. The talk, presented by the American Culture and Difference program, is free and open to the public.