Rebecca Flores is an award winning surrealist and expressive abstract artist and one of the most prominent and leading influences in the arts of our time. Acknowledged amongst "the women with vitality," Flores is an acclaimed Latina artist, poet, renowned novelist, educator, producer and TV personality.
After tragically losing her 18 year old daughter Natasha Love Gonsalves in 2008 through a senseless act of teen violence, she decided to forge ahead with her passion and her mission to inspire and empower her audience by helping them realize their faith, vision, and energy to believe.
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June 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 amWhere:
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Visual artist and Poet Rebecca Flores will perform excerpts from her book, Elements of Life – Elementos de Vida, which will be released and available at the show. Composer, Izzy Flores, will provide piano accompaniment. rebeccaflores.biz
Rebecca Flores of Cranston was awarded first place in painting for “Romancing.” Flores is also a first-time entrant in a juried show. “I was a bit nervous (entering the show) because I thought this would be an inspiring opportunity for people see and realize how painting has transformed my life after losing my daughter, Natasha Love, in 2008, due to a senseless act of teen violence. If I can forge ahead, they too can do it if they just believe.”
Deciding which piece to enter is a challenge for most artists, as it was for Flores. “Actually, it was difficult,’” Flores said. “I have a few large colorful pieces representing heartfelt stories I favor, however, my son Joshua, age 16, chose that piece for me. I usually ask his opinion when making certain decisions, he believes in me and sees how hard I work to create an art piece. He said, ‘Mom, I like the painting “Romancing” because it tells a different kind of story, and I like how you used three colors to express the two people, giving it a strong effect.’”http://www.newportri.com/features/arts/at-the-museum-selected-artworks-tell-compelling-stories/article_5353d3d3-0b08-588e-b183-f2c0dec8e2ad.html