Changarrito with Savannah Diaz

Mar. 27, 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm Apr. 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Savannah Diaz, Yemaya debajo ‘el mar, Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”, 2019

Support our Changarrito Artist of the Month, Savannah Diaz! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Savannah Diaz 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.

About the Artist: 

Currently based in Austin, Texas, Savannah Diaz is a visual artist whose works center on themes of her childhood and maternal energies. Born and raised in a largely Latinx community in Miami, Florida, her work is informed by and focused on revisiting memories of growing up in a Cuban-American household. Since 2017, Savannah has been exploring different mediums including wood work, wax sculpture, and digital collage. She is currently focusing on painting.

Artist Statement 

“My work is centered on revisiting my childhood; paintings of personal myths, inherited traditions, and memories of growing up in a Cuban-American household in Miami, Florida. My works often feature femme beings existing in familiar spaces; they are my mothers, tias, friends and neighbors, painted in the likeness of divine figures revered in my community. Having moved away from my childhood home, I use color, pattern, and texture to preserve the vividness of my memories.”

About Changarrito Project:

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. 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. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. 

Changarrito vending cart:

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latina/o and Latin American art. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as a representative for the Museum during various Austin art festivals) while keeping 100% of sales. For each Changarrito artist, the Museum purchases a work of art to acquire for its permanent collection. The time commitment is four days over two weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 3 pm.

Presenting Changarrito’s virtual component:

As of Spring 2020, the Mexic-Arte Museum has added a virtual component to the Changarrito Artist Residency, allowing Changarrito artists to not only showcase their artwork on the Changarrito vending cart, but also to the museum’s Facebook and Instagram audience for the month the Changarrito Artist Residency takes place. Artists are allowed to showcase themselves or artwork through ten to twelve Facebook and Instagram posts for the entire month and get the chance to be interviewed via an Instagram Live interview byMexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, Isabel Servantez during the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. The Instagram Live interview is optional. 

Chosen artists will be able to display their artwork, create video and picture posts, sell their artwork, and walk us through their artistic process throughout the month. Rules on posting: 3 posts per week for a total of 10 – 12 posts for the whole month, via Mexic-Arte Museum’s Instagram account (@mexic_arte) and Facebook account (@mexicarte).

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