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Talk: Omar Velázquez
with Carla Acevedo-Yates

Join an intimate virtual conversation between Chicago Works artist Omar Velázquez and Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates as they discuss Velázquez's work and the process of putting together his first solo museum exhibition.

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Omar Velázquez reflects on his residence in both Ponce, Puerto Rico and Chicago and how his daily walks and drives through the Puerto Rican countryside have inspired his lush, tropical landscapes painted in bright, vibrant colors. The discussion may also include some brief musical interludes as Velázquez plays instruments he hand-carves in the shape of tropical fruits.