Artist Talk with Betsy Z. Casañas


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Artist Talk with Betsy Z. Casañas

May 18 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Join us for an engaging conversation with Betsy Z. Casañas as we discuss her new paintings in her show, Call and Response. In contemporary art’s vibrant and ever-evolving world, few artists capture the essence of storytelling through the visual medium as compellingly as Betsy Z. Casañas. Known for her intricate Mural designs and profound narratives, Casañas’ work has captivated audiences and sparked global conversations. This event is free and open to the entire family, let us know you’re coming by registering below.

Betsy Z Casañas (b. 1974 in Philadelphia, PA), based in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, is a Visual and Public Artist, an educator, a community activist, and an organizer. She is the director of A Seed on Diamond Gallery (closed in 2020) and founder of Semilla Arts LLC, a grassroots organization that uses art for social change. Casañas has 29 years of experience in the arts and has created over 70 murals worldwide. In 2018, Casañas was featured in the Robb Report as one of the “5 Women Changing the Face of Street Art Around the Globe”. Her work is known for its use of pattern and color and the dignity and humanity of her depictions of people in marginalized communities. 

Creating safe spaces has been a vital part of her work. As a Latina artist working in communities of color worldwide, she understands the importance of the people living in these communities seeing themselves reflected in the artwork and the leadership of their places. She believes that artists must reflect on the times they are living in and highlight the people’s stories to change the narrative that has been created for us. By normalizing and humanizing our collective stories, we create more tolerant communities.

2600 N 5th
Philadelphia, PA 19133 United States
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