2024 Symposium May 9 - June 1

Latin American Bus

ARTIST: Miguel Angel Velit

HOME: Lima, Peru

LOCATION: Ledge Street School

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“The public bus is an important feature in Central and South America.  Many people do not have transportation other than the bus.  The bus is an everyday necessity, especially for people of lesser means to get to school, work, and shopping.”

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Miguel Angel Velit was born in Lima, Peru in 1962.

Currently he is working on sculptures with social political elements and messages from Peruvian present reality.

His work has been evolving in the last twelve years from the study of synthesis of Inca’s shape and symbols, made up “Totems” or trails in wood and marble, to the study of the planets and space phenomena, which he transforms from dreams to drawings and from drawings to sculptures. His uncut stone and polished marble sculptures incorporate color, texture, concave and convex forms.

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Sponsored with Thanks and Gratitude to Kathy Hersh for her years of dedication to the Symposium. Sponsored by: Bonnie & Ralph Guercio, Larry Hersh, Jim Larson, The Moriarty Family, Elaine & George Oulundsen, Tanya Prather, The Pritchard Family, Grace & Jeff Schroeder, Dotty Silber, Nina & Philip Stylianos, David Lee Tiller, Sandrine Zegdoun, Darold Rorabacher & Patricia Ahern, Suzanne & Peter Brown, Yvonne Ametller Dunetz, Meri Goyette, Marje Hogan, Casey Holt, Patricia Klee, Susan Laughlin, Donalee Lozeau, Gloria McCarthy, Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja & Bogdan Golja, Shaunae Nolet, Alfredo & Cheryl Ortega, Liz & Paul Racioppi, Kate Rudolph, Rob & Kim Shaw, Steve & Meg Tabacsko, John & Nadiya Weidman, Don & Kathy Zizzi.