Justin Favela, “Popocatépetl e Iztaccíhuatl vistos desde Atlixco, after José María Velasco,” paper, glue and cardboard, 2015. Photo: Mikayla Whitmore.

Justin Favela: Vistas in Color

Justin Favela's large-scale piñata-paper installations collide at the intersection of cultural identity and pop culture.

June 11 – Oct. 1, 2023

Vibrant, immersive and subtly humorous, Vistas in Color honors the sweeping desert landscapes of the U.S. and Mexico and the role that they’ve played in Latinx identity. Made of tissue paper similar to that used for piñatas, Favela’s floor-to-ceiling murals are tribute to the places and landscapes that make us who we are.


About the Artist

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Justin Favela is a first-generation Latinx-American artist. Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States. His installations have been commissioned by museums including the Denver Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AR; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. He is the recipient of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Favela holds a BFA in fine art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Sketching in the Galleries

June 18, 2023 | Adults, Art Exploration, School of Botanical Art & Illustration

Join us on Sunday afternoons in the art galleries of the Freyer   Newman Center to practice your observational skills and learn drawing techniques

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Weaving Portals: Ojo de Dios

July 15, 2023 | Adults, Art Exploration, School of Botanical Art & Illustration

Examine the natural world and the spider and learn the cultural significance and spiritual reverence of

Ojo de Dios. Weaving is symbolic of

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