So a couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I wanted to be interviewed for solo show. I was kind of hesitant because I was feeling all sorts of anxiety about the show in general. But in the end I told myself I had to do it and get over my anxiety. I went in super nervous and very shy but I got it done. Luckily all the folks over at Laredo Morning Times were super friendly and even saw a familiar face or two. I'm very happy with the way the article came out even though it makes me seem much more of a badass than I really am. With that said, I am really excited for the show tonight! Hope to see you all there. :)
Since moving back to Laredo, I've beenntrying to get involved in the art community more. At first it was kind of rocky but now I feel pretty comfortable to the point where I'm going to shows by myself, meeting new folks, and being highly aware of all the cool art things going on around town. One awesome thing that has been happening is Laredo Free Art Friday. My artist friend Shellee Laurent had made a post about Free Art Friday sometime back in January. We talked about it for a bit and she suggested we start it up a group for it. Now we have a Facebook page and having been getting a lot of positive feedback. My friend Louis San Miguel wrote an awesome article about us and it came out in the local paper today. I woke up this morning to a bunch of messages about it. So it's been pretty exciting! I have bittersweet feelings about my hometown. I love it because it is home. But sometimes it's hard for people to want to change around here. So far all of this have been a positive experience and I am so grateful for that. Hopefully we'll be able to do more creative things with Laredo Free Art Friday. I am looking forward to the future.
So today I got to talk to the owner of Caffe Dolce here in Laredo about doing a both group and solo show in the next few months. I was only going to try to do the group show with my friend Shellee (and hopefully some other female artists) but the owner convinced me to do my own solo show. So with that said, the two shows will be June 13 and August 8! I'll post more about it later when I get more information, but I am completely excited by this. Prior to moving to Austin, I had only been in part of two student art shows at my community college so to have a solo show in my hometown is pretty sweet. Stay tuned, folks!