ABOUT THE EVENT
Historic Yellow Springs invites you to join us for “Adrian Martinez—From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs—An Artistic Journey.” This is the first in the new 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. George W. Bush, and how this experience changed his art and ambitions growing up in Washington D.C.
Martinez will share his insights and knowledge of American art, history and culture in the last half of the 20th century, and how his artistic evolution in the 21st century has progressed. Using his firsthand experience as stage actor/dancer, set designer, art and history lecturer, curator, museum exhibit designer, painter, sculptor and printmaker, Martinez makes a case for cultural survival in this new and challenging era of exploding information.
Adrian Martinez, internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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). His work has been exhibited in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, California, London and Ankara, Turkey, and is in private collections including the George W. Bush Presidential Library art collection.