Urban/Rural Life

El Chante: Casa de Cultura 10-12-2012 El Chante: Casa de Cultura is excited for it’s next art show and opening featuring photography by Andy Garcia and paintings by Perren Jameson and Kirbieleya Platero on October 12 (Friday), 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at El Chante: Casa de Cultura located at 804 Park Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. On opening night you will have the opportunity to view paintings and other artwork from these very talented up and coming artists. In addition, there will be live art “Las Muñecas” by Adriana Felix and an unveiling or 5 panel pieces for a moveable mural by Derrick “Woodie” Bitsie, Jay Gonzales, Al’Nair Lara, Kirbieleya Platero, and Diego Trujillo. Andy Garcia Andy Garcia is a self taught photographer capturing the youthful energy of today's underground cultures. His personal work, in which Andy documents the lives of his friends emerging from the skate, art and music scenes of Albuquerque NM proves that no individual needs to pursue a college degree to create superb work. Mr.Garcia has created an online digital "zine" to help expose his work and friends alike, to the eyes of viewers around the world. As Andy continues to build his portfolio to gain commercial and editorial work, his eyes are also set on writing, producing, directing and even staring within his own independent films. For more info please visit andygarciaphoto.com Perren Jameson Perren Jameson was born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico. Growing up in a small town, Perren is a Native American of the Navajo "Dine" tribe. He is also a native to New Mexico and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Perrens's art work is about recreating and imagining up a Unique style and flare of art. Representing tradition combining an urban style form to the Duke City in his own way. Kirbie Platero is a fierce 22-year-old Dine mother, graffiti/visual artist, social justice activist, and poet. Ms. Platero’s impressive reputation of art and activism she has thus far established in her young life is inspired and driven by both her amazing son Josiah -whom she gave birth to at age 17-, and her personal survival of sexual violence. Ms. Platero has promoted vital awareness and education around issues regarding reproductive/family justice, substance abuse, sex education, domestic/sexual violence, incarceration, motherhood, and community resiliency. Ms. Platero’s creative expressions are personified through the marriaging of genius passion, stirring visual art, and her pro-women-social-justice-conscience. Her dynamic talent encompasses an impressively broad range of artistic mediums, extending from graffiti and street art to painted canvases, mixed media art Photoshop, watercolor, colored pencil, and