Javier Manrique: The Calling – During February 2020, Studios on the Park is pleased and proud to welcome to our Atrium Gallery San Francisco-based Mexican artist Javier Manrique. Presented under the show title, “The Calling,” Manrique’s collection includes both recent and retrospective works in multiple mediums covering more than a quarter century of creative production. Manrique is an internationally recognized artist whose broad range of creative motifs is striking and impressive. Over recent years, he has mounted multiple impressive international shows in both Mexico and the United States under titles like “Symbols and Dreams,” “Tangible Abstractions,” and “Sublime Spaces.” The present show features select works from these and other past successful exhibitions, as well as newer works. A recurring theme of Manrique’s oeuvre is the human condition and the individual’s relationship to society and self. The color, form, and texture of his works are at once provocative and healing. In each aspect of his creative pursuit, Manrique reveals a sensitivity, insight, and poignancy that is too often lost in our increasingly hurried and impersonal contemporary culture.
Events to Coincide with this month's Exhibition:
1. Artist Talk & Exhibit Walk Through: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
This gathering of art lovers and Studios on the Park supporters will serve as the opening event for our February 2020 Atrium show. The event will feature an Artist's talk by Mexican artist Javier Manrique with Studios' Chief Curator Henry A. J. Ramos and a walk through of the exhibit with commentary by the artist. The emphasis will be on the artist's creative range and POV.
2. A Civic Leadership Dialog on Creating New Opportunities for Latinx Youth in the Arts: Friday, February 7, 2020, Noon - 2:00PM
This invitation-only gathering will feature a private exhibit viewing with the featured artist, Javier Manrique by leading executives of our local civic, educational, law enforcement, business and health sectors, as well as an allied lunch conversation. The focus of the exchange will be to explore new opportunities for engaging Latinx youth in the arts in ways that more fully advance their constructive engagement, development, and contributions to the larger community. (Please contact our Chief Curator, Henry A. J. Ramos, if you are interested to participate in this important and timely conversation: firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. 'Basics of Fresco Making' Workshop: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00AM - 2:00PM (Limited Space)
This interactive workshop on the Basics of Fresco Making will be led by Studios' featured artist for February 2020, Javier Manrique. It will be offered free of charge to the first fifteen (15) participants to sign up. The workshop will be especially well-suited to teens and young adults who are evolving in their artistic practice and otherwise unfamiliar with Fresco making techniques; it will also appeal to more seasoned artists seeking to expand their creative range and practice. Use the following link to sign up for this unique training and educational opportunity. (Please note, light snacks will be served during the workshop but participants should plan on purchasing their own lunch during a break that will occur roughly between 11:30 AM-12:30PM.)
To enroll for this exciting hands on learning opportunity, please email, call or text Studios on the Park's Artistic Director Henry A. J. Ramos at: email@example.com or by phone/text (646) 295-6813