Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fatal Fantasy: La Melodia de la Calle

Award-winning local artist Angel Perez is making his first solo debut on Sunday, April 11 at the Sitar Arts Center.

This exceptional young artist is a junior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and has been a student at Sitar for the last 10 years.

Join Angel, along with special Guest Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, for his opening reception

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Please RSVP by April 13, 2010
or call (202) 797-2145 x117 for more information


Fatal Fantasy: La Melodia de la Calle, running through May 15, showcases his work in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, and found object sculpture. Perez considers himself a Chicano artist—combining elements from his Hispanic heritage with inspiration from his Adams Morgan neighborhood.

You might remember Angel from 2009, when his digital self portrait won the DC Congressional Art Award through the Office of Eleanor Holmes Norton. Perez also had the opportunity to meet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this year when she presented Sitar Arts Center with the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, he is very active in the community, serving as the student representative on DC’s Arts Education Task Force, meeting with the Congressional Latino Council, and working with artists in the DC community such as color field painter Sam Gilliam and muralist Karlisima (Karla Rodas).

- From DCCAH

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