Amantecatl means Artisan in Nahuatl
The Alisal Center for the Fine Arts has created this program to provide professional development to local emerging artists in the Salinas area. The selected artist will collaborate with ACFA on a minimum of five projects over the course of six months. During this time the collaboration will produce several events, fundraisers, and conclude with a solo exhibition for the artist hosted by ACFA. This program seeks to provide real-world experience, professional opportunities, and to build a professional network for the artist in the Salinas area, and further.
The Amantecatl Artist in Residency program is available to local emerging artists who have fewer than 10 years of professional experience.
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Amantecatl Residency 2021
Le Joe is a queer Latinx mixed media artist that is originally from Sacramento, but currently resides in Salinas, CA. Best known for his abstract paintings and surreal drawings, his work is introspective, emotional, and thought provoking. Le Joe’s practice aims to invite the viewer to reflect and heal within a safe space of solidarity and expression.
To learn more about the artist visit his website.