Guest artist at the Tuesday, September 27th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Pastor Garcia. He will discuss his methods of creating paper sculpture and do a brief demonstration. He will also bring examples of his work, including his delightful Alebrijes series, which are fantastical, imaginary creatures created in a style that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions. Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition and donations for the Silent Auction by 6:45. Guests are welcome.
His creations are mostly made of paper; similar to paper mache (papier mâché) but he also mixes different kinds of materials, including clay, wire, cardboard, tissue paper, napkins, etc. Alebrijes are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. He use acrylics only to paint them and apply a glossy finish coat.
His sculptures were on display at the Irving Arts Center October 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014. He has also sold work through Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District and in craft fairs. Pastor Garcia also teaches classes in paper sculpture.