CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—January 3, 2017. Start the new year off with political artist and Chicago Veterans for Peace member Eric Garcia in Gallery 100 of the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday, January 5 at 6 p.m. The Art Institute is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.
Known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes, Eric always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics. He has shown his work in numerous national and international exhibitions and has received many awards to include the prestigious Jacob Javits Fellowship and was recently awarded one of the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residencies. Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Eric earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and went on to get his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Eric is a versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to nationally published political cartoons, to large scale public murals, that all have a common goal – educating and challenging.
Eric designed our new Education Not Militarization logo and will design the logo for the VFP 2017 International convention. For more on Eric and to receive his weekly political cartoon see http://ericjgarcia.com
For additional information, visit: www.chicagovfp.org or http://www.artic.edu/event/gallery-talk-eric-j-garcia-political-art
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