Artists at Amplify
Arroyo Repertory welcomed the following artists and the submission of their artwork for display at Amplify 2020. Each artist provided their information in the hopes that their work intrigues others in the spirit of diversity, community, and artistic inclusion.
This painting was inspired by beautiful, strong mujeres that have guided me through the most extraordinary places inside the realms of my dreams. The moon Goddess Coyolxuatli is ascending into the vast sky created with oil paint and spray paint. The red algae and frog constellation were created with oil paint to represent the healing and cleansing of madre tierra.
Parents migrated from Mexico, Guerrero, to Santa Barbara. She comes from a family of six. Rosalinda was born and raised in Santa Barbara, a gorgeous place by the beach and mountains can't get any better than that! She is currently a Center Director for an all girls after school program. Rosalinda is someone who tries to inspire those around through art. She loves working with youth and helping develop consciousness through art. Work has also been displayed at Woodbury University, Los Angeles, Mujeres de Maiz 2009 Art Exhibit, and has had a solo exhibition at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Capt. James V
Title: “Self,” “Perseverance,” and “Good Guy”
Capt. James is from Pasadena. After graduating from Pasadena High School, he entered college as an athlete; he eventually enrolled in the Art School in Philadelphia and later found his way to San Diego, where he embarked on his journey as a working artist. He participated in multiple group shows and festivals, both individually and with LZY Genius, a collaborative with his brother. To date he has been involved in multiple residencies, solo showings, group shows, online exhibitions, public performance events, and murals.
J. Branson Strozier
Title: “State of the Union”
“Girl With Black Hair”
“Man in a field of Flowers and Arrows”
Title: “Why We Protest"
The Y.A.A, or Young Activist Artists, created “Why We Protest” to reflect upon racism in America and inspire viewers to take action. Created remotely by art students around the world, “Why We Protest” uses original animation and score to remind us of the past and present injustices, answering the question, “Why We Protest.” The Y.A.A. continues to remotely create art activism, welcoming passionate artists of all talents to join.
Macy Mae Cowart
Instagram: @macymaecowart / @YoungActivistsArtists
Title: “Man Three”
Title: “Desert Sunset,” "Latinx Unit," and "Recreation of an Afghan Girl"
Title: “Harriet Tubman” and "Marcus Garvey"
Title: “Fruits of Mexico”
Title: “Racism Spreads Faster”