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Meet Sarita Garcia: Printmaker and installation artist

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

Marwen is dedicated to supporting the professional development of our teaching artists, because we believe it directly enhances the quality of instruction to educate our students. Since 2016, Marwen has offered teaching artists and studio facilitators an opportunity to use equipment, studios, and exhibition space through our Teaching Artist and Studio Facilitator Residency program.

The residency is a chance for artists to work on their craft, culminate their passion, and showcase their talent. An array of art mediums are represented, including ceramics, sculpture, digital and darkroom photography, painting, drawing/mixed media, printmaking, collage, sound, and installation.

During the residency — with an iPhone and a handful of questions — we went behind-the-scenes to learn more about each artist’s studio and process.

Sarita is a student facilitator at Marwen. Her Tex-Mex identity inspired her to make hand-printed fabrics full of flowers, tropical fruit, signage, and iconography.

She hopes to build a large construction on which to drape her fabric, so she can showcase all of the colors, fonts, and icons in her culture.

Sarita said she loves how accepting Marwen is in letting her and her students be as expressive as they can be.

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