amArte

amArte is Mexic-Arte Museum’s new education outreach program funded by Austin Public Health’s Office of Violence Prevention. amArte will coordinate with local master artists to plan and execute unique workshops at high schools in the east Austin area. One workshop will be held per month, explaining how amArte is Mexic-Arte’s way to keep being an asset to the community as gentrification grows and makes that an incremental challenge each year.

Workshops

Workshop #10 with Mary Jane Garza

Oct. 18, 2022 – Oct. 20, 2022

Master Artist Mary Jane Garza led and guided the youth into understanding, reflecting on, and crafting various elements for the altar and ofrenda they created for their school. The workshop was held throughout two days, with 90-minute sessions for each grade.

Workshop #7 Ruben Esquivel

Sep. 21, 2022 – Nov. 10, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist Artists Ruben Esquivel, who operates under “East End Eclectic.” The students have reflected on and identified what culture means to the experience of being a part of the Akins High School community. Upon completion, there will be an unveiling event and ceremony in November.

Workshop #9 with Sequoyah Johnson

Sep. 5, 2022 – Sep. 12, 2022

Another workshop being held this month is a master class in ceramics at Lyndon B. Johnson High School with Mr. Bart’s advanced art students. Students get to illustrate any of their favorite foods as long as it is scaled to the actual dish/food.

Workshop #8 with Mar Gonzalez

Sep. 1, 2022 – Sep. 21, 2022

This is Akins High School second amArte workshop this year, but this time for Ms. Alaniz’s advanced photography students. Led by local photographer Mar Gonzalez, the workshop was aimed at designing and directing scenes that would get shot on 35mm film.

Workshop #6 with Esteban Marquez

Jun. 6, 2022 – Jun. 6, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist Artists Esteban Marquez, a Design Director and Alex Diamantis, a Product Designer at Funsize Co, which is a digital service & product design agency in Austin, Texas

Workshop #5 with Santa Barraza

May. 11, 2022 – May. 11, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist Santa Barraza who led the workshop with the facilitation and assistance of our education associate José Martinez.

Workshop #4 with Amado Castillo III

Apr. 4, 2022 – Apr. 4, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist Amado Castillo III and his 19-year-old son Amado Castillo IV to create the mural “Lead to Live,” which depicts a tri-colored background reminiscent of the Mexican flag. On the left green section, an ever-growing Austin skyline is shown with prominent construction cranes that take up as much space as each iconic building.

Workshop #3 with Kill Joy

Feb. 28, 2022 – Mar. 3, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist Killjoy who led the workshop with the facilitation and assistance of our education associate José Martinez. 

Workshop #2 with José Tomás Garcia

Feb. 16, 2022 – Feb. 23, 2022

The Museum partnered with local artist José Tomás Garcia, who is a a Venezuelan immigrant with a portfolio primarily centered around collaging using the Venezuelan currency Bolivar which has lost all economic value due to hyperinflation.

Workshop #1 with Mariana Nuño-Ruiz

Jan. 12, 2022 – Jan. 12, 2022

The Museum partnered with local chef and culinary artist Mariana Nuño-Ruiz, who has spent eight-years researching and developing her cookbook “Dining with the Dead”