July/August 2022 in the Galleries – It Takes Two

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ

“It Takes Two” The Art of Fatima Olea and Sandra Perez-Leon

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists and Makers Studios, Oro Valley is thrilled to have internationally renowned artist and illustrator Fatima Olea exhibiting in our Main Gallery. Fatima’s paintings delight the viewer with their luminous color, skilled execution, and the touching stories they convey. She is passionate not only about painting, but inspiring others through her teaching to both college students and children.

Fatima Olea studied in Florence, Italy, and at the Art Students League in New York, NY, and received her BA in Illustration at the Southwest University of Visual Arts in 2015. She continued her studies working around the world with artists such as Omar Ortiz, Shana Levenson, Patricia Guzman and Antonio Castello.  Additionally, the American Latino Museum, currently being built on the National Mall, just awarded Fatima Olea winner of their 2022 Design Contest!

The paintings of Sandra Perez-Leon will accompany the exhibition in the Gallery Hall. Sandra is from Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Mexico. At the age of 18, she has already participated in numerous art exhibitions not only in Mexico and the United States, but also in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Honduras, Panama, and Peru.  Sandra recently completed a 1000 square foot mural!

Exhibit Dates
July 1 – August 26, 2022

Exhibit Opening Reception
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley

Steam Pump Village, 11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Plan to visit and see the galleries, meet the resident artists, and see studios currently available

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

It Takes Two Exhibition Press Release

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