Gallery — Artists
Mary J. Andrade photography
In 1987, Mary J. Andrade started a journalistic research project, which began in Janitzio, Michoacan. Since then, Mary has covered a different state of the Mexican Republic each year to gather information and take photographs of a pre-Hispanic tradition known as Day of the Deadó a tradition that has evolved through the centuries and has become an integral element of the Mexican spirit and culture.
With the purpose of increasing awareness of this tradition, Mary travels throughout Mexico each October and interviews local inhabitants, anthropologists, and anyone with knowledge of Day of the Dead as it is celebrated in their communities. Through study, she realized the subtle differences in the celebrations among the states of Mexico. Above all, she discovered a deep respect for this age-old tradition.
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Pictorial Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in French from San José State University. She currently lives in San José and works in her studio in Santa Clara, California. She has also curated and co-curated exhibitions, the most recent being Cultures Crossing Borders: Breaking the Silence at Alliant International University in San Francisco.
Elizabeth has exhibited her artwork in the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle, Washington; and in the state of New York. One of Elizabeth's recent works, Liberty and Justice for ALL, is currently in the We Are You Project International Traveling Exhibition which was first shown at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba in New York City and will be shown next at the Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, New Jersey.
For more information, please visit: www.ejmontelongo.com
I create pinata sculptures and paper sculptures that utilize recycled/up-cycled materials. I don't currently have a website for my work, but you can view some of my pieces on my facebook page for my business.
Francisco Franco is a California Artist who has been painting professionally in the Bay Area since 2002 after graduating from the New York Academy of Art where he was taught painting and anatomy. While there, he was also awarded a fellowship to study anatomy at Oxford University. His undergraduate study was done at the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Art and Philoso...phy and developed his conceptual approaches. His artistic beginnings were at Modesto Junior College and the streets of Empire, California.
Tulio Flores, is a decorated and accomplished artist, based out of San Jose, California. He works with a range of mediums and his boundless commitment to working with many different materials makes his canvas limitless.
Tulio channels his life lessons and his daily stress into his canvas. With color his work aims to illustrate all the colors of his life. Every piece Tulio creates has an elaborate backstory. And the story of any one piece in a colection has an interesting connection with every other piece.