The summer of 2013, I drew one drawing of Frida Kahlo in pencil as a tribute to Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist. Because of the amazing response that I received from the public, I continued to draw her image until I had a total of twenty drawings. A commentary for each drawing is included in the book. In January of 2014, the “Many Faces of Frida Kahlo; An Artist’s Interpretation was shown at Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University, Yuma and later was shown at the Yuma Art Center on July 11, 2014. Soon, the exhibit will be shown in Phoenix, Arizona in 2015. Each drawing took three to four evenings to draw, and each I hold dear to my heart. Each work of art represents a time in Frida’s life.Biografía del autor:
Biography: Pamela Carvajal Drapala - Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. Attended Yuma Union High School, Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. Degree: BA in English and focus in Art. Scholarship Founder of the Vincent A. Carvajal Art Scholarship for Yuma high school area seniors. While in college, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Publications: Poetry, essays, and short stories can be found at - In the Eyes of the Wild, Yuma Daily Sun, Shuz Magazine, Awareness Magazine, Colorado Crossing Editions, Library of Congress, Reaction Exit Art, La Hercencia Magazine Editions (2), and Time of Trial, Hidden Press, two CNN I-Reports. Exhibitions and Performances: One Woman Show, ALAC-147, Phoenix, AZ October 2013, Tempe Library Arizona Centennial, Bikers’ Series 2012, One Woman Show, Yuma Fine Arts 2012, Arizona Centennial, ALAC Art Show 2012, NAU Celebration of Achievement and Showcase, April 8, 2008. Gathering of Three, June 9, 2006, through September 30, 2006, Yuma Art Center Museum (Historic Downtown), 254 S. Main Street. Supported by the Yuma Fine Arts, City of Yuma, Arizona Commission On the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Galeria Tonantzin - Las Mujeres Exhibit, San Juan Bautista, California, March 11, 2006. Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, New York, December 2005. Arizona Western College - On the Border Exhibit - Farm Worker Series - September 2004. Agora Gallery, Soho New York - June through July 2004. Taste of Fine Art Auction - Yuma, Arizona - Donation of Frida at Peace. Hospice Ocean to Ocean Art Show - October 2003 - Donation of The Crossing and African Sunset Tiles.
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