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Artist Talk: Eric J. Garcia

October 2, 2014
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission; Reservations recommended

Eric J. Garcia discusses how the Art Institute’s collection of prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico influenced his work and inspired him and others to found the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago.

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Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Garcia earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to nationally published political cartoons, to large scale public murals, Garcia's works all have a common goal of educating and challenging. Known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes, Eric J. Garcia tries to create art that moves beyond aesthetics. Garcia has shown in numerous national and international exhibitions and has received numerous awards including the Jacob Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. Eric J. Garcia was recently awarded one of the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residencies by the Alliance of Artists Communities. 

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