Culture, Integration and Public Art
October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00 – $18
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “ Culture, Integration and Public Art: The Role of Public Art in Society,” with Hector Hernández, Friday, October 11, 2019. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the bi-lingual presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.
Dinner menu is Chicken enchiladas, black bean and corn salad, Mexican rice, dessert.
Hector Hernández has focused on combining community murals with education, to reach new generations of painters and community artists. Hernández had his first experience painting murals in Mexico City while he was studying a program in Social Anthropology. He participated as collaborator for two murals under the guidance of the Mexican Master painter Arnold Belkin. This experience led him to painting community murals. Among the subjects and themes reflected in his murals are the community involvement on issues such as environment, education, multiculturalism, and social change.
Since 1997 the focus of Hernández’ work has been providing mural workshops as an educator and artist in residence. He has worked with a variety of mural media including parachute cloth, tiles, and mosaics, stained glass, clay and other mosaic mixed-media materials.
Hernández teaches mural painting at Portland State University and Chemeketa Community College. The subjects and themes in his works have been addressing cultural and social issues such as social and cultural change, immigration and cultural interactions and dynamics. He has taught classes from university level to K-12 courses.
Hernández has showed his works in numerous galleries across Oregon, Japan and Mexico.
His presentation will be bi-lingual, in English and Spanish. Come celebrate art, culture and community.
Ticket prices for the dinner and presentation are $18. The presentation only is just $5. Make reservations by Oct. 9. For tickets or information, phone (541) 296-8600 x 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.