Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2012

Artist Manny Vega Invites You To Unveiling Of His Newest Mural “Espiritu”

In Manny’s own words…

(source Facebook)

Manny Vega –

“Mi gente, i am completing a mosaic mural for the streets of East Harlem, NYC. the theme is a celebration of moments in my life where spirit has been the vehicle for living. It has been an amazing experience to share these images with everyone, as folks have provided even more meaning to this project with their own association with my art and the realm of spirit. I want to invite you all to come and support my efforts, as We will unveil the mural on Saturday, Oct 6th, at 3pm, on the corner of 105 street and Lexington ave. the mural will be called ”Espiritu””

Manny Artist Statement

The purpose of my art is to create a place for all people to recognize themselves as members of a global community. Through shared information about our histories, customs, and belief systems,we can reflect, compare and continue to learn from one another.

I work with many different media, with a strong emphasis on public art [murals, mosaics, theater crafts], as well as ritual artwork and craft to serve a spiritual community, [afro-diaspora, afro brazilian ritual costumes]. This path as artisan for these traditions has served my evolution as a historian and innovator for these times.

As an art instructor, my formula is to work with whatever the students are already expressing, and to cultivate their efforts with more “creative experiences”, working with various visual arts media. I emphasize the importance of being morally responsible for the impact that their art may have on the audience. Most important, is to empower the students with a sense of identity and purpose as the creative minds of these very special times.

Visit Manny’s Website: and learn more about his Byzantine Hip Hop Art

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Artist Manny Vega Invites You To Unveiling Of His Newest Mural “Espiritu”