Commitment to the vocation
To challenge yourself. To manage yourself. To achieve inclusion by creating a work from the heart, giving your all. To show yourself as you truly are. With hard work, dedication, and courage, some of our graduates have truly succeeded in completing these goals. Lucila Mur was a member of the first graduating class of ProyectArte’s Scholarship Program, and after completing training with leading Argentine artists, she has decided to continue her studies in art by enrolling in the Visual Arts program at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte). She now has her own art studio where, as she tells us, students not only learn drawing and painting techniques but where there is a space for developing expression, style and subjectivity.
“Like each freelance project, it takes time and dedication. You have to be sure that this is what you want, and above all, accept that you can live with a job that also gives people happiness,” explains Lucila, who was the star of both group and individual exhibits in Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural Borges, Galeria PRIMA and Espacio Aguirre.
Clara Desimone, a member of the second cycle of ProyectArte’s Scholarship Program, had the opportunity to work as an assistant in the art workshops of Silvia Brewda and Mariela Serulnicoff. “It’s great to work here because the ongoing contact with students isn’t just about working with art, but about helping these young students along their path to make their mark. It’s about encouraging them to fully express themselves,” she says. In addition to collaborating with Silvia Brewda’s classes, Clara also was involved in Silvia’s artistic production: “I have learned so much from Silvia, from how to process and treat a lithograph to how to deal with certain sectors of the artistic world…the importance of the bureaucratic aspect and how to manage a workshop where so many activities are happening simultaneously.”
Mercedes Peñalva graduated from ProyectArte in 2008 and currently teaches design classes at the Instituto Superior Esteban Adrogué, where she received training in Fashion Design. In addition, she is releasing her own clothing line, Amame Barroca, where her passions for art and fashion will mix, she tells us. “My works are highly influenced by the clothing industry; the materials, the concepts, the shapes,” she says. “I could never part with my visual arts background while designing, I’m always thinking about colors, the composition, the textures.”
Our congratulations and appreciation for the enterprise and dedication of each of our graduates!