Serigraph Creation and Process Demonstration by Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell
This event willl be hosted by the Puerto Rican Heritage Society, Alamo Colleges Westside Education Training Center, Westside Development Corporation, and La Printeria welcoming and honoring Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell.
Antonio comes from humble beginnings yet now is one of the most prolific Puerto Rican artists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, and a direct heir of the graphic tradition initiated by the masters of the island’s “Fifties Generation.” After studying diplomacy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he drastically changed his professional course into a journey full of passion for human and artistic expression, becoming a set designer, book illustrator, cartoonist and graphics arts teacher. He has taught printmaking in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico. Furthermore, over the years, Martorell has created, organized, and sponsored countless artistic, community, and multi-media events.
I had the pleasure of seeing Antonio's work in 2015 during a visit to San Juan, Santurce, and Ponce, Puerto Rico. In fact, his work was exhibited at nearly every gallery and museum I visited as Puerto Rico was honoring his 50 year art career.
During his visit to San Antonio, Antonio will be presenting at the McNay Art Museum and exhibiting at Centro de Artes.
La Printeria's address is 563 SW 40th Street off Old Hwy 90 at the Alamo Colleges WETC campus.
Event photo by Gabriel Suau