You should always respect what you are and your culture because if your art is going to mean anything, that is where it comes from.

Romare Bearden

This Spring, join us in introducing six new stories from Seeds students and Alumni who detail captivating narratives of their art, influence, personal life, and more. For our Seedlings, art functions as a tool to better express themselves and delve into a space where they can get lost and produce work that creates a sense of pride.

Discover artists like Adrian Smith who is inspired by God’s creations and uses his work as a vessel to heal people in a spiritual sense. In contrast, artist Maria Munoz’s hatred for art and the labor, pain, and frustration that comes with producing work is the exact reason why she loves it. These narratives detail the importance of culture and heritage, the power of representation, and struggles with internal demons, and how despite hardships and obstacles art will always be the best tool to combat life’s greatest setbacks.

As always thank you and join Seeds again for our June newsletter!

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