Montgomery College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department | Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Fall Artist in Residence Virtual Talk – Edgar Reyes

By East City Art Editorial Team on September 25, 2023
Edgar Reyes, Sueños, 2017, 16ft x 8ft x 8ft, Light Panel, Plywood, Vinyl Banner
Talk: Wednesday, September 27 at 11am

The Montgomery College Visual and Performing Arts Department of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus presents a virtual artist talk with the Fall Semester 2023 artist in residence Edgar Reyes. Edgar Reyes is a multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington DC area.

The virtual artist talk will be given at 11 am, Wednesday, September 27th. This event will be held via ZOOM webinar. This event is free and open to the public. Please go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/artsinstitute to register for this artist talk.

About the Artist
Reyes earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at non-profit organizations, schools, and museums. Many of his projects are autobiographical and a reflection of his personal journey as an undocumented youth in the United States. His work highlights the adversities his family has faced when divided by deportations, the loss of loved ones, and racially motivated crimes.

Reyes is driven by the desire to raise an awareness and question the ongoing displacement of his community and their native rituals that transcend our current national borders. He explores how the blending of Indigenous and European traditions is an ongoing process of conquest and resistance.

About the AIR Program
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar. The current Artist in Residence will interact with students both in person and online via departmental social media pages, @930KingStreet on Instagram