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

Savannah Diaz, Diciembre 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”, 2020
Nikki Diaz, Valle Olvidado, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 2’ x 3’

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.”

Changarrito cart March 17 & April 15

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.

Savannah Diaz featured her artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on March 17th and April 15th, 2020.

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