Artists of Color

Event: August 18
Artists of Color Meetup

Creative Edge is an ongoing professional development series for artists hosted by Spokane Arts in collaboration with various community partners. Join us for an Artists of Color Meetup where we can connect, collaborate, and build relationships with other artists of color. Whether you are a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, writer, or other type of creative, we invite you to join us! Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. This event is free but we do ask you to register in advance (form below).

Maria Georgescu

I have always been drawing ever since I was a kid. I would always bring my sketchbook with me everywhere I went. I always loved to use art as a way to express what was on my mind in a way that words could not articulate. I have grown to have a strong attachment with acrylic painting over the years and bringing an image to life on top of layer after layer of dried paint. Art is a journey I have learned to be significant in finding myself through exploring the blank pages of a sketchbook to the expanse of a canvas.

Luu Melon

Luu Melon is a Mexican comic artist/writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in the Southside of Milwaukee, WI, Melon has been influenced by the urban landscape of their city and its diverse populations. Now as a Washington resident Luu aims to capture many more interesting perspectives in their work. Through an inclination of observation as a way to engage with others, Luu strives to create comics that are rooted in empathy and self-reflection. Major themes in their current work includes issues of identity, class, trauma, and childhood. Luu is currently working on their first graphic novel project, Gray Area, an explorative character study that explores themes of generational abuse and childhood trauma, and how these things can essentially flaw your own sense of self.