Pasteles & Pastels: Expressive Drawing with Maya Alexis
Pasteles & Pastels: Expressive Drawing w/ Maya Alexis
Delve into the world of pastels and drawing to unlock your creativity. Join us on Thursday March 28 to discover the joy of expressing yourself through vibrant colors, and the freedom of loose, gestural line. All levels welcome.
Maya Alexis is an artist based in Mexico City and Los Ángeles. She draws from diverse storytelling traditions – Mexican and African American folktales, early circus aesthetics, puppetry, and scribbled notes to self. Her work visualizes an alternate portrayal of black joy; a universe of dandies on unicycles, nights at the theater, and dancers in feathered costumes.
Her whimsical scenes and characters showcase expressions of pleasure and happiness that are often omitted from historical narratives; they bring underrepresented moments of bliss and celebration into the spotlight.