LOOK AND LISTEN: LIFE IS ALL AROUND US by LESLIE JIMÉNEZ
Look and Listen: Life is all around us by Leslie jimÉnez
On view july 18, 2019 - january 19, 2019
In Leslie Jiménez’ vision, Look and Listen: Life is All Around Us is an expression of joy and a prompt for hope. This new mural is a celebration of childhood and the delight of learning through everyday discoveries and playful experimentation. The exhibition is the fruit of the meaningful experiences Jiménez has cultivated with families and children during her residency at Sugar Hill Museum and her ongoing collaboration with the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool. Expanding on these community relationships, the artist’s intention for Look and Listen: Life is All Around Us is to encourage us to treasure children and education, and to work together to nurture our youth in becoming life-long learners, activists and innovators guided by empathy, and a passion for creativity and the arts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leslie Jiménez is a multi-disciplinary artist, illustrator, and museum educator. Based in NY, where she works and lives with her husband and daughter. Ms. Jiménez graduated from the prestigious Altos de Chavón School of Design, in the Dominican Republic. She was awarded a full scholarship from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, where she graduated with honors. Leslie Jimenez' work has been selected for public art projects in Washington Heights and Harlem.
Leslie's work has been exhibited in galleries in NYC, Washington DC, Barbados, Santo Domingo, SCOPE Contemporary Art Fair NY, Wheaton Arts Cultural Center, and New York Presbyterian. Other venues include PBS, the Financial Times and online magazine Mashable. Jiménez has been invited to talk about her work at El Museo del Barrio, CNN en Español, Rutgers University, City College, Art In FLUX and Parsons The New School.