Changarrito with Eliana Miranda: Instagram Takeover

Jan. 5

Jan. 5 @ 12:00 pm Jan. 31 @ 7:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Eliana Miranda, Patna, India, 2021, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 24″x 46″

Support our January 2022 Changarreando Artist, Eliana Miranda, as we adapt the program to an exciting feature: “Changarreando”. In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarreando with Eliana Miranda allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process. 

Changarrito Cart on January 29th and January 30th

Eliana Miranda will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on January 29th and 30th from 12pm – 3pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person! 

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, January 27th

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Eliana Miranda on Thursday, January 27th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event. 

About the Artist: 

Eliana Miranda is a visual artist who currently lives and makes paintings in Dallas. In 2010, she completed her BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.  She obtained her MA in 2012 and an MFA in 2015 from the University of Dallas. In 2018 she became a resident artist at the Goldmark Cultural Center where she is a curator for the John H. Milde Gallery and the director for the Norman Brown Gallery.  She’s been in numerous exhibitions including Latino Americans 500 Years of History at the Idaho State University, Contemporaneous Commentary: Voices in the Current Sociopolitical Atmosphere at the Wichita State University, Intersections at the Texas Woman’s University, and the AMOA Biennial 600: Justice• Equality• Race• Identity at the Amarillo Museum of Art. 

Miranda’s work is an exploration of current human migration issues. She investigates environmental and socio/political impact of the displacement of people. By interpreting these topics through her own visual vocabulary, she hopes to open these issues to a wider discussion. 

Artist Statement 

“My work explores human migration that results from ecological disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes. I draw inspiration from images and stories of climate migrants found in media outlets such as newspapers, journals, and internet articles as a way to memorialize the consequences of modifying the environment to fit the needs of society. 

When highlighting the complexity of human climate migration, drawing and painting become key. I use color and the sketched line as mechanisms for underlining the ramifications of our ecological footprint and the transitory nature of human life. I use patterns to underscore the risk of losing culture in the process. My purpose is to continue to tell these stories through my own visual vocabulary as a way of drawing attention and sparking conversation about this dire and pressing issue.”

Presenting Changarreando

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. The word “changarreando”, is a verb form that comes from the noun “changarro,” slang originating in Mexico City for “a small retail store.” The suffix “-ando” adds significant meaning to the word but can be summarized here as indicating the act or action of hanging out at a “changarro” with the featured artist. 

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. Changarreando takes this a step further to connect with people through social media, generate interaction with art, and embrace the digital era with our existing programs!  

Changarrito Residency

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito and Changarreando are dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. Normally, artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram  and receive 100% of the sale. For each Changarrito/Changarreando artist, the Museum acquires a work of art for its permanent collection.

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