The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Art @ Home | Picturing 2020: Students at Work

February 18, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Joanna E. Sanchez-Avila, Fabiola Bedoya and Daniel Maxwell – all showcased in the UAMA virtual exhibition Picturing 2020: A Community Reflects – will talk about their experiences as students and as artists during a global health crisis, and what it means to create during these trying times.

Joanna E. Sanchez-Avila is a Hondureña-Americanah / Honduran-American from South Central Los Angeles. She sees the merit in storytelling across different genres and forms, and values the radical potentials of narrating both our individual and collective life experiences, therefore investing her expertise in creating tools and resources for people to tell their stories. As a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona, she examines how Hondurans and Honduran-Americans create, produce and enact their identities transnationally through multimodal forms and practices of remembering (i.e. food, music, poetry, life writing and photography).

Fabiola Bedoya was born in Mexico and raised in Tucson, where she currently resides. She studied Interior Design at Pima Community College in Tucson and earned her BFA in Photography, Video and Imaging from the University of Arizona. Fabiola is best known for her highly-saturated, colorful still life photography where she encapsulates everyday objects in quirky situations.

Daniel Maxwell is a California-born visual artist working in 2D media. Maxwell has lived in Arizona since the age of ten. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and currently resides in Tucson where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. In his work, Maxwell is driven by the compulsion to make, translating both the everyday and the ethereal into his drawings.

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This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom. The online “waiting room” opens at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. (AZ local time). This program will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook.

Images: Joanna E. Sanchez-Avila [Photo Credit: Roxanna I. Sanchez-Avila (IG: @risafoto)] | Fabiola Bedoya | Daniel Maxwell