Art Impact with Pete Escovedo
On August 24, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will host a night of engaging conversation and music as esteemed KBLX radio personality Sterling James interviews Mr. Escovedo about life in art. This event is part of the new speaker series, Art Impact, which provides a platform to explore and discuss the impact of arts education through the lens of high profile individuals who have a background in the arts, but are not currently working within the art world. Pete Escovedo is a world renowned musician, but what most people do not know is he is also an accomplished visual artist.
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: FREE and open to the public (please RSVP)
Mr. Escovedo was born in Pittsburg, California to a Mexican-American family full of artists and musicians. He has played with world famous musicians such as Carlos Santana, in addition to releasing many solo projects and receiving numerous awards. Although he began making music at a very young age, his endeavors into visual art came at the age of 16. Over the years he has created an amazing body of artwork; his paintings and drawings consist of oils, acrylics, latex, enamels, pencil and crayons.
This intimate talk will give audience members insight into the legendary artist who broke down the barriers between musical genres and visual art.
Following the talk, there will be a reception in the MCCLA Gallery at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.