Adrian Martinez – HYS Art Lecture Series
February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs —
An Artistic Journey
Saturday, February 23, 1pm to 3pm
HYS Lincoln Building, 2nd Floor Gallery
Member: $20, Non-Member: $25
Historic Yellow Springs invites you join us for “Adrian Martinez—From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs—An Artistic Journey.” This is the first in the Art Lecture series at Historic Yellow Springs.
Adrian Martinez, internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer, will speak about his experiences creating art at the White House, working with President and Mrs.Bush, and how this experience changed the art and ambitions he had growing up in D.C.
These people and places inspired Martinez to present this unique power point presentation combining his intimate knowledge of American art, history and culture in the last half of the 20th century and how his particular artistic evolution in the 21st inevitably progressed from his youth growing up in Washington D.C., to the White House, to the Historic Yellow Springs of today.
Using his firsthand experience as stage actor/dancer, set designer, art and history lecturer, curator, museum exhibits designer, painter, sculptor and printmaker Martinez makes a case for cultural survival in this new and challenging era of exploding information. At this point in his career Martinez has come to know what Historic Yellow Springs has manifested for centuries – it’s all one and context is everything.
The lecture will be on February 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door the day of the event.
About Adrian Martinez
Adrian Martinez is an internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Washington, D.C. He received degrees from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA), St. Martins School of Art in London, England (CS) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (MA).
Adrian has exhibited his work in New York, Pennsylvania, Ankara, Turkey, Texas, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, California and London, England. A major retrospective of his work at the Chester County Art Association in 2002 was attended by First Lady Laura Bush and she and her husband collect his work. President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush commissioned him to paint two large landscapes commemorating the National Parks theme for the White House holiday season in 2007 and these two works are now installed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Adrian worked with his son, Sebastian and his wife, Leah researching and writing about the early history of Southeastern Pennsylvania for a year-long exhibition at the Chester County Historical Society. The exhibit, “Adrian Martinez Presents the Visionary World of Humphry Marshall, 1750-1800” featured 12 of his original paintings.
To learn more about Adrian, go to: www.adrianmartinez.com.