Aug. 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am – Aug. 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
About the Artist
Coco Rico describes her artistic process and inspiration as follows: My prints contain “some sort of vegetation”, which relates back to my upbringing. My mother was born and raised in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. My father born and raised in Capulin, Michoacan, Mexico. Both my parents have worked in agriculture for as long as I can remember. My upbringing and Mexican cultural background have lead me to experience a special, spiritual, unbreakable bond with my parents. They have shared their stories with me from when they first came to California in the 70’s and listening to their struggles had opened my eyes to the many opportunities I have here in the United States. In my lithographs and drawing, I “transform” my memories into independent visual metaphors using birds, branches, and small (almost invisible) text. These repeated imageries are intended to give insight into my relationships, especially with my mom my unstable childhood, and emotional loving of animals.
Changarrito cart August 8-9 & 15-16
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.
Coco Rico will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on August 8-9 & 15-16, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!