Posted on March 3, 2021
We are thrilled to soon welcome Antonio Alanís to one of DAG’s studios at Golden Belt. Due to one of our programs meeting virtually this year, we had the studio available for a local artist for free for 5 months (March – June).
Antonio Alanís has been selected for the DAG Mini Artist Residency in 2021. He is a Latinx artist and educator from Durham, North Carolina, who uses his art to create awareness about the multifaceted Latin American experience in the United States. He believes that art can bring us closer and create conversations about social justice and inclusion to create a more just world for people of color.
Antonio will use this residency to start a series titled Latinx Visual Resiliency Series, which will enable him to explore loss, grief, and insecurity while highlighting Hispanic/Latinx people’s strength and resiliency to overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic in North Carolina. In this series, Antonio will use oil painting to document Hispanic/Latinx people’s humanity, optimism, and drive for survival during this crisis. He will use the visual arts to give us a slightly larger understanding of how this Pandemic continues to impact all of us and provide an avenue to reflect on our society’s healing journey as we grapple with this virus and its aftermath.