A print of several sketchy people wearing western style hats.

© Tony Ortega

Rescheduled to November 30th, 4:00p.m.

Come join us to learn more about local artist Tony Ortega's practice in printmaking and how he builds community. 

Of his work Ortega says, "I believe that there is a relationship between art and social justice.  My goal as an artist is to create artworks that are personal and which also express a sense of social responsibility.
Through my work, I offer a multifaceted fiction that incorporates the traditions, history and culture of Latinos. In the postmodern age, my visual language speaks to the issue of international migration, focuses on shifting demographics, draws from pop culture and seeks to present truth at a more local, personal level."

Tony Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado and is currently a professor for Regis University. In 2018 he was the Regis College faculty lecture of the year. He was the recipient of the coveted Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999) and the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998). He has been a working artist for the past 39 years and professor for the past 19 years. Tony Ortega’s lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity by addressing the culture, history and experiences of Chicanos/Latinos through his art. His work can be found in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. He has exhibited extensively in United States, Latin America and other parts of the world. Tony’s artwork can be found in Denver, Colorado at the William Havu Gallery. 

For more on Ortega and the concepts, perspective and themes that inspire his work, please visit his website by clicking here.