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Amado M. Peña, Jr: From Culture to Canvas (2012)

Multi-Award winning Songwriter, Singer, Artist and Friend Holly Dunn shares, An artist cannot be separated from their background and life experiences. With no conscious intention or effort,... See full summary »

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Multi-Award winning Songwriter, Singer, Artist and Friend Holly Dunn shares, An artist cannot be separated from their background and life experiences. With no conscious intention or effort, the flavors and influences of upbringing, naturally permeate an artist's work. In the documentary of legendary artist, Amado Pena, this symbiotic relationship is explored in loving detail as it weaves the story of Amado's humble borderland upbringing, Mestizo heritage, and rise to acclaimed contemporary southwest artist. It is a must see for Pena devotees and those wanting to learn more about this complex, fascinating and prolific artist. This documentary frames the life of Pena, legendary artist, educator and thousands of pieces of his artwork collected and treasured over the past 40 years in museums, galleries and collectors' homes and offices nation-wide and internationally. Proceeds from Pena From Culture to Canvas go to help fund Amado M. Pena, Jr's Art Has Heart Foundation college ... Written by Nuchow, Bob

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Artist Amado M. Pena, Jr. first met college art collector and admirer Lou Diamond Phillips on the set of Young Guns when shooting in Santa Fe, NM. Lou Diamond Phillips has since become a longtime friend and avid supporter of Amado's Art Has Heart Foundation at its annual fund-raiser since 2000 funding over 500 college scholarships to deserving young students from families of low to moderate incomes, single parents, pueblos and households with English as a second language from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado and the southwest. See more »

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