Changarrito: Harry Chavez
On Tuesday, March 13, Harry Chavez will be on hand from 12-3pm as part of the Changarrito Residency Program. Stop by and meet the artist who will be featured in front of the Museum on 5th St. and Congress Ave.
About the Artist:
Harry Chávez, born in Lima, graduated from the Catholic University of Pontificia in Perú. He studied Korean art and culture at Dankook University in South Korea. His work integrates wisdom and iconography of ancient cultures, with particular attention to the Peruvian Andean-Amazonian Cosmovisión, which makes a powerful synthesis of his knowledge utilizing a singular technique and thereby creating a contemporary mythology.
He received first place in the National Painting Competition Ⅲ of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, second place in the Cerro Verde Young Artists Contest, and third place in the passport contest, for an artist of the French Embassy. He also received first place for the Milka Expressions Course and honorable mentions, in both the Metropolitan Contest of Young Artists for the Pancho Fierro Gallery and the National Painting Competition Ⅰ, of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
He has had solo exhibitions in Lima, Iquitos, and Cusco and participated in various group exhibitions in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Spain.
Changarrito is a pop-up art cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to official gallery selections in Mexico. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted the Changarrito Artist Residency program since 2012 and has featured over 50 artists.