In Conversation with Marlon Davila and Timothy Andrews
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, starting at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: artscouncilofprinceton.org to link into the conversation via Zoom.
Marlon Davila was the ACP’s Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence in the Fall of 2019 and the lead artist behind the Journey mural at Lupita’s Groceries at Leigh Avenue and John Street in Princeton. Davila will be interviewed by Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Artist-in-Residence program.
This talk is an opportunity to hear about Davila's inspiration and artistic journey, the process of mural painting, working as an artist-in-residence, and what he is working on now. The conversation will conclude with the opportunity to ask questions of both Marlon and/or Tim.
Marlon Davila is a first generation Guatemalan who was born and raised in Princeton. Through his art, Davila aims to open viewers’ eyes to other perspectives on life and the world that we all share. His artwork is influenced by nature, romanticism, surrealism, and the use of symbols as representation of an idea. His bold use of color is a direct link to his Mayan ancestry as is his knowledge of fashion, culture and above all, love.
“I remember being a kid that loved coloring books and drawing. Years later, I still have that same passion for art, and I am creating a mural on this beautiful wall in my hometown on the exact street where I lived for many years,” said Davila during his residency. “It’s incredibly meaningful for me to give back to my community and I am truly grateful to the Arts Council of Princeton and its supporters for believing in me and for giving me this unique opportunity.
The Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program, named after ACP Founding Director, was established by the Arts Council of Princeton in 2009 to offer artists the opportunity to conceptualize and create new works while providing the community with creative interaction with working artists in all disciplines.
This program is a part of the Arts Council’s apART Together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing. For a full list of projects and programs, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.
About the Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of Building Community through the Arts by presenting a wide range of programs including community arts outreach, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region. Visit artscouncilofprinceton.org for more information.