Saturday, October 29
Speaker: Alejandra Phelts, Artist
Join the Latin American Arts Council (LAAC) in exploring the meaningful and innovative art of Alejandra Phelts, a contemporary Mexican artist, educator, and lecturer. Her figurative approach is colorful and tries to achieve spontaneous expression between the classic and urban representations. Phelts pays tribute to all of the women in her life and examines ideals of feminine dignity and strength in motherhood. While current definitions of femininity veer away from the concept of gender, Phelts celebrates women within the family sphere.
Phelts studied Philosophy and Art History at the Institute Privé de Philosophie et Théologie Saint Jean in France, where she developed an inspiration for Italian Renaissance painting and admiration for Fra Angelico. In 2006, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the Autonomous University of Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico. She has won several awards including First Prize at the 2019 Latin American Art Fair organized by the Athenaeum Art Center. In 2017, she had an exhibition Retratos Iluminados, at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT). Recently, Phelts published her retrospective work, Alejandra Phelts, La Rumorosa Arte y Patrimonio Colección Literaria, 2021. She is founder and director of the non-profit association Art Nourishes, in Tijuana, Mexico. She has taught many art courses and workshops in Baja California and San Diego. Her work has been exhibited and recognized worldwide.
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$10 LAAC and Museum members | $15 nonmembers | $8 seniors and students
Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.
Featured: Alejandra Phelts, The Lady of Birds (detail), 2021. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of the artist.