2012 Corn Mother Honoree
Arlette Lucero earned a bachelor’s degree inFine Arts from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and completed two years of graphic arts studies at the Community College of Denver. She has taught art education for over fifteen years in Colorado and has been an active volunteer and current member of the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) of Denver. She also has over thirty years of experience as a fine artist, professional graphic artist, children’s book illustrator, and Chicana crafter. Arlette has been involved with a number of local nonprofits as a Mentor Teacher Artist, bringing her into many schools, libraries, and recreational facilities. These include ArtReach, ArtStreet, Colorado Folk Arts, Journey through Our Heritage, Kidzart, Museo de las Américas, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Mizel Museum, and Voz y Corazón, as well as a variety of local neighborhood organizations. She has been an Art Teacher at Escuela de Guadalupe and continues to work with inner city youth on community art projects.
I love finding myself knee-deep in paint art supplies, and recycled materials, listening to the laughter of many children as they and I go about our business of creating the alchemy of changing abstract mind imagination to something solid.
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