Artist's reception at GO ART! for El Salvadoran immigrant and artist Alex Segovia -- 'The Kite Boy'
"The Kite Boy" -- An Acrylic Exhibit by Alex Segovia will be displayed in the Oliver’s Gallery in the Seymour Dining Room at GO ART! in Downtown Batavia now through April 7.
There will be an artist's reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.
Segovia writes: "I was born September 4th, 1970, in El Salvador, Central America. I come from a very humble poor family. We were cotton pickers. I had a wonderful childhood, in spite of having limited resources and also my country having a civil war, that lasted 12 years.
"I was good at drawing, writing and making kites. Sometimes kids would come up to buy from me drawings and kites. I do not have any education in arts, but I did finish (high school) and since I went to an American school, by 14 years old, I was already speaking English.
"The 2 most important jobs I've held in my life, (are) making furniture and being part of an NGO that did social work in poor communities. Since most people don't make much money in my country, and I wasn't the exception; I could not buy the proper materials for painting. It was until I came to the U.S. that I eventually started drawing and painting."
GO ART! 201 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday 11-7 / Saturday 11-4 / Second Sunday 11-2