French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
2017 Satchmo SummerFest Poster
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 with the Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans), CubaNola (Cuba), and the Leung King Community Center (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 is 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 continue to inspire us all,” he said.
Signed & Numbered Artist Proofs, $45