In November of 2017, I had the opportunity to do a solo art exhibit with the Huhugam Heritage Center named "Form & Function" showcasing a collection of my newest works depicting the Gila River Indian Community's culture and history of the Pima and Maricopa tribes.
Form & Function revealed over 10 plus new art pieces of traditional patterns, colors, and flowing black outlines on various surfaces. Stepping out of the usual acrylic paint I decided to run with aerosol paints on a 4'x4' wood panel adding a larger perspective to my recent smaller works that I'm recognized for.
I also displayed current graphic design logos, sketches, and various logos I've created for local business within the Community. Some include Gila River Transit, Native Brew Coffee Shop, and the Huhugam Heritage Center just to name a few.
Along with all the painting and graphic designing I've created. I introduced Seven Layer Army Skateboards (SLA) and displayed stencils and a skateboard along with a short skate video that looped produced by Reuben Ringlero from Apache Skateboards. Together we organize/host skate comps for local business/departments looking to reach out to youth by using SLA to represent them in their programs. We love hosting these events for the youth and promote proper safety when skateboarding.
You can find out more about SLA at www.sevenlayerarmy.com.
I would like to thank everyone that encouraged, Inspired, painted, assisted, organized, coordinated, hung artwork, turned on the lights and supported me throughout my art journey.
I had a great experience displaying, showcasing, and demonstrating my art to everyone and hope to do something like this again soon. I hope to work with you all again soon on more exciting projects in the near future.