2017 Satchmo SummerFest Official Artwork
Artist: Mario Padilla
Born in Colombia, Mario has been painting in New Orleans for over 16 years. He completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art and has had residencies in New Orleans, Cuba, and Hong Kong. His inspirations come from the essence and people of places he has lived and travelled, and New Orleans is always his favorite muse. Mario has been very embedded in the local community: he has taught painting and life drawing workshops, curated art exhibitions, and designed the poster for the Que Pasa Fest. Music is always a centerpiece to his work, as it defines and reflects the emotional current in a society. “This depiction of Satchmo shows the energy, freedom, and sense of release that reverberates when you listen to his music and that continues to inspire us all.”
Editions: Silkscreen Print, $25
Signed & Numbered Artist Proof, $85
Poster Size 24" x 20"