This weekend at Anderson Ranch sparked impactful initiatives around Latino art, education
October 11, 2022
Posted In: Anderson Ranch General, Blog, Visiting Artist, Visiting Artists
Tags: Latinx Arts Programming
Anderson Ranch Arts Center fostered a new kind of arts education experience in its studio spaces last weekend. On Saturday, the ranch invited local teachers, administrators and other education professionals from schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to participate in the arts center’s first-ever Latinx Arts and Education Workshop.
The free, day-long workshop was led by the ranch’s two Latinx Visiting Artists, Richard “Ricky” Armendariz and Rafael Fajardo. Incorporated into the workshop was an art-based, Latino curriculum that was intentionally created around both Armendariz’ and Fajardo’s artistic practices, as well as the artists’ upbringings and cultural messaging that each explores through their work and acclaimed careers.