Presented in partnership with Project ART
Using as inspiration the bestselling picture book The Dot by Peter Reynolds, Felici Asteinza of New Orleans mural painting duo MILAGROS shows you how to make an entire piece of art starting just ONE DOT! All you need is a piece of paper and a marker!
Co-founders Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, along with their ever-changing cast of collaborators, create site-specific works that explore the history of place through striking arrangements of color and mark. With an exuberant style that champions the hand-made and the intuitive, MILAGROS energizes public spaces with effervescent patterns that obliterate the seams between structures and highlight the unique attributes of the surrounding architecture. MILAGROS has completed a large-scale mural on the exterior of the New Orleans Public Library main library and looks forward to teaching and mentoring the city’s youth there. Working to reinforce individual strength through collaboration, MILAGROS operates according to the belief that mutual respect and trust allow for a free environment of evolving creation. The spirit of playful spontaneity MILAGROS brings to its work results in community-based projects that radiate human dignity.
MILAGROS recently won an initiative from Ashe Cultural Center to embark on a project with the Latinx Exchange to bring Latin American artists to New Orleans and integrate the Latinx community within New Orleans’ arts and culture sector.