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This salón del artista series, Tertulia: Art + Conversation will occur throughout the season with a goal to bring artists and audiences closer together, in an intimate setting. The series will celebrate the multi-disciplinary Latino talent of our region, featuring emerging and established artists and their unique talents.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM


Please join us for the third in our four-part Salón del Artista series, tertulia: Art + Conversation when we feature Milagro’s Visual Artist in Residence, William Hernandez.  You have seen William’s art grace the Postcards for each MainStage production during our Season 33; as well, you have enjoyed an on-going display of his work in our lobby. For the Tertulia, William will tour guests through an exhibition of additional works in El Zócalo, as he talks about his art and process and takes your questions. Don’t miss the next iteration of this dynamic new series at Milagro. Event is free, space is limited and reservations are required. Email molly@milagro.org to reserve a spot or call 503-236-7253 x 118. Light refreshments provided.

Hailing from Peru and training at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima, William has a distinct style that he lends to both figurative and abstract painting. His work has been exhibited throughout the Northwest, and his artwork is found in private collections in Spain, Lima, Germany, Guatemala, Chile, France, Australia, Belgium and the US. William is a founding organizer and member of Latino Artists Exchange LAX/IdeAL and has taught several bilingual art workshops at Milagro throughout the years.

To read William’s Artist Statement, learn more about his background and training, see example of his murals, commissions and other work, please visit www.williamhernandezart.com




*The term tertulia is used for groups of people who meet informally on a regular basis to chat about current affairs, the Arts etc,and is also used to refer to the gathering itself. In early 20th Century Spain, tertulias literarias were much in vogue, and critics and writers would meet to discuss the literary issues of the day in places such as the famous Café Gijón. (source: Collins Dictionary)


Past Artists to be featured at our tertulia: Art + Conversation include:

tertulia: Art + Conversation January 25, 2017
Germán Rizo is a Mexican poet and narrator residing in the United States. He wrote his first poems at the age of ten, in which he described landscapes of his land and amatory stages, influenced by the poets of Romanticism. He went on to study Business Administration. Rizo has published Cantos del alma y la vida (2014), Bajo la sombra del corazón (2016) and contributed to the anthology Equilibrios contrarios, tributo a Federico García Lorca (2015); he has a third book in the process of editing: Atráeme contigo, a dos manos con la poeta Odalys Interián.  Rizo lives in Portland, Oregon, where he actively participates in cultural events and poetry readings. Several of his texts have been read on the radio and television stations of his city of residence. He has also collaborated with some international literary magazines. He is currently a member of the Hispanic Poets and Writers Association AIPEH-Miami.



tertulia: Art + Conversation September 21, 2016
maria-olaya-webHailing from Colombia, Maria Olaya is a classical guitarist, music teacher, composer, and arranger who draws from many years of experience and a wealth of musical knowledge.  Maria has performed and taught around the world, including appearances in Colombia, Germany, and all over the United States.   “For me, music has always been a means for genuine connection with others, a means to experience transcendence and connect to our humanness.” For more information about Maria Olaya, visit her website.



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