Before the Wednesday, January 25 evening performance and Saturday, January 28 matinee of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, build a Pocket Nichos based off Gloria Gonzáles García’s curriculum in the Seattle Rep Lobby.
About Pocket Nichos
Altars, retablos, and Nichos are an art form in many Latinx cultures. Nichos, or three-dimensional tin frames, are traditionally used for pictures of loved ones or as portable shrines for patron saints. Using provided tins and supplies, you will create a mixed-media assemblage using markers, textiles, collaged items, and small objects with personal mementos to encapsulate what is important to you!
Meet the Teaching Artist
Gloria Gonzáles García has over 25 years of experience teaching visual art in public schools from the gifted, to the alternative, and to special education; and out-of-school for community arts and cultural organizations from the underserved to incarcerated youth. García is resides in Yakima and is also Adjunct Faculty at Heritage University, Fine Arts Department.
García’s has worked with individuals to teaching hundreds at community events. García has mentored educators in art integration. García specializes in instruction that represents the artworks of Black Indigenous and Persons of Color artists and artforms that are culturally relevant to her students’ heritage.
García earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College. Since 2001, García has been on the Washington State Arts Commission, Arts In Education, Roster of Teaching Artists. García has had several prints juried in national exhibitions and selected for public art collections, and received an Artist Trust Grant for Artists’ Projects Award.