Date(s) - 03/19/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.
Born and raised in Austin, Briar Bonifacio is a self-taught muralist and graphic artist whose artwork adorns some of the most popular spots in the city. Largely inspired by cartoon-like imagery, the subjects of Bonifacio’s artworks are usually inanimate objects with human characteristics. Bonifacio’s use of characters multiple times in different artworks, gives his artwork a recognizable personality. Not only does the sense of humor Briar Bonifacio adds to his murals, serigraphs, and paintings make him a uniquely recognizable contemporary artist in Austin, but he has also exhibited in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and won residencies in Hartford’s Pope Park and New York’s Deitch Projects Art Parade. During his most recent residency in Hong Kong, he researched Wing Chun Kung Fu History and put on an art and DJ puppet show in a sky scraper while perfecting the science of juice smoovies.