Desperado and the Center for Performing Arts at PVCC are showcasing two local
LGBT artists this year.
I am a local photographer and would love to have my products carried by Francis Vintage. My father gave me my first camera when I was about 15 - a Pentax. I enjoyed the creativity so much that I joined my high school yearbook staff. I spent hours upon hours in the darkroom. There weren't very many photography classes offered by U of A back then, but I managed to take a few. I bought my first Nikon N6006 in 1990 and still shoot with a Nikon today - D300. I have been shooting weddings and portraits for the past 25 years as a hobby. Three years ago I started participating in local art shows with the encouragement of family and friends. I have participated in the Gay Pride show, FQ Story Home Tour, Melrose on 7th, Junk in the Trunk, Willow Home Tour, Chandler BBQ Festival, Phoestivus, Coronado Home Tour, St. Joseph Farmers Market, Theives Market, Flagstaff Art in the Park, and India Festival to name just a few. My products include matted and framed original photographs, and notecards. This past fall I expanded my line with handmade pendants and earrings containing images of my photography. The silver plated trays are covered by a crystal-clear glass dome. The pendants hang on a beautiful silk sari ribbon. Each ribbon is unique and comes from a Women's Cooperative in India. These women live in remote villages sell the yarn Fair-Trade to earn income to support their families. Each piece is signed and truly unique with a funky, artsy touch.
Julio Cesar Rodarte brings aesthetic elements of modern experience into geometric and colorful formalist paintings. It is work that reflects our age of pictoral language, branding and logo design, and navigational signage. His intuitive command of the spectrum makes his canvases hum with a vibrant electricity; each composition is a visual sentence that describes a thread of 21st century zeitgeist.
The basic element of my art is geometry. I believe that the forms and space that surround us are unique. M work is divided in two styles. One is the “Shaped” paintings; which consists of imaginative creatures, repetitive patterns, imaginary worlds, silhouettes of life forms, etc. My other style is on rectangular canvases. These artworks consist of form, space, color, shapes, and repetitive patterns. In general, my work emphasizes color as the magnificent element that nature and the universe has given us.
Proceeds from the event will go to supporting the PVCC Rainbows Scholarship and also to the P.R.I.D.E. student organization.
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Desperado LGBT Film Festival, presented in collaboration with Paradise Valley Community College's Office of Student Life, P.R.I.D.E Student Organization, PVCC Center for International Studies, and the Center for the Performing Arts.