Open Studio: Mosaic Making Saturday

When: Saturday, September 21, 2024, 1:00pm
Price: Registration Required
Manny works on a huge in progress mosaic on a table in his home studio.
Vega working on a mosaic in his home studio. Courtesy of David González

Learn the process of mosaic making with artist-in-residence Manny Vega! Guests will have the chance to design and execute their own mosaic projects under the guidance of Manny.

This workshop can be appreciated as a one day program by registering for either day or register for both days for a more in-depth experience. 

Register for the additional Sunday workshop here.

Catch his work in the exhibition Byzantine Bembé: New York by Manny Vega, on view at the Museum through 2024.

No experience required. Recommended for Adults and ages 10+. 

About the Artist:
Manny Vega (born 1956; Bronx, New York) is a visual artist who works in various mediums including graphic design, illustration, printmaking, set and costume design, public art murals, and mosaics. 

Throughout the years, Mr. Vega's artistic message has been a consistent recognition of the human spirit in our daily lives. Manny's depictions of historical figures, such as Julia de Burgos and Dr. Antonia Pantoja, and his spiritual and cultural references provide a rich and accurate account of the legacy of Latinos and the diaspora at-large in this country. 

Mr. Vega was a student at the High School of Art and Design, graduating in 1974, when he was enrolled in the art workshops of El Museo del Barrio, Taller Boricua, and the Printmaking Workshop, NYC. Later, Manny was an apprentice to the muralist, Hank Prussing, who painted ''The Spirit of East Harlem.” This experience led to more mural commissions for CITYarts, United Bronx Parents, and the Bronx Council on the Arts. In 1997, he was awarded a commission from the MTA to design artwork for the 110th Street train station in East Harlem. 

Mr. Vega has worked as a consultant for Paul Simon, Shelly Rubin, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. He has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and overseas in Brazil. His mosaic portrait of Dr. Antonia Pantoja has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His next commission will be a life-size portrait statue of ''Tito Puente'' that will be installed on 5th Avenue in East Harlem. 

For any questions, please contact us at programs@mcny.org.

 

Accessibility: Our accessibility information can be found here. Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

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