Jairo Prado presents “The Making of Migration” Exhibit & Artist Talk

A vivid color palette is displayed in scraps of mosaic tile
May 22, 2014 @ 11:00 pm – May 23, 2014 @ 12:30 am
Casa Azafrán Community Center
Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN
Tasneem Grace Tewogbola
Jairo Prado presents "The Making of Migration" Exhibit & Artist Talk @ Casa Azafrán Community Center | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

Come learn – and see! – the story behind how “Migration,”  the award-winning, vibrant mosaic mural, came to sit above Casa Azafrán. Artist Jairo Prado will present his digital exhibition on May 22 and share the process of making community art. More than 300 people participating to cutting and arranging the colorful tiles that create the masterpiece that lends itself to images of motion, connection and beauty.

The photo-documentary video will be featured alongside a selection of personal works created by the artist.

Also being presented on the same evening is an exhibit by Zoilita Mojica, a 93-year-old artist originally from Colombia who has resided in Nashville for the past 17 years.

Her show is entitled “Like Catching a Star” and it is the visual representation of the joy she experienced when she became an American citizen in December, 2013. Even now, Zoilita continues to paint everyday, reflecting her extraordinary energy, her inner joy, profound spirituality, and her willingness to embrace life. “Para mi la pintura representa la vida: las emociones, las experiencias, los recuerdos…todo.”

Please join us to view the exhibits, meet the artists, ask questions and enjoy refreshments.

This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission and Conexión Américas.