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February 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat posing in front of one of his paintings
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Adults Paint Like Basquiat

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sign up to try your hand at art in the style of neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat!

Sign up to try your hand at the unique style of neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat! Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide you with supplies and inspiration.

This adult program is free, but space is limited. Online registration opens Monday, February 3, at noon.

About Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. His art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a tool for introspection and for identifying with his experiences in the black community of his time, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. Basquiat's visual poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. Basquiat's art has inspired many in the hip hop music community such as Jay-Z.

About Christie Inocencio
Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist who leads programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other locations throughout San Mateo and Alameda Counties and beyond. She started her company, Christie's Creative Cupboard, in order to fill a need in the community for fun, educational programs for all age groups.

This free program is made possible thanks to partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.