Painting Webinar: AFRO LATINX
LIVE on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
This session was not recorded.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/vKJCnbdYdfU
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So we’re back observing Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The event, which spans from September 15 to October 15, commemorates how those communities have profoundly contributed to American society at large.
And what a difference a year makes. More than ever, we’re learning how problematic the term “Hispanic” is. We’re also learning that the relatively new umbrella term, Latinx, is also flawed despite trying to be more inclusive. Even the relatively new Latine term is making some uncomfortable for its shortfalls.
In scrutinizing these given labels, a reckoning recognizes that the fabricated nomenclatures are not even close to defining the richness and diversity of a community that is still grossly and painfully reduced to cliches, more so during the celebratory month. Among the left out, are those exogenously labeled Afro Latinx, a community that feels more unseen and misrepresented than ever before.
We’ll be using portraits by artist Helen Salomão as a reference, a Bahian photographer and poet that has been building bridges and opening paths to Afro-protagonism through her unbound gaze.
- Painting premise: Portrait.
- Props: Selection of images by Afro Latinx artist Helen Salomão @helesalomao
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.