Mustard Seed Cafe and Ciudad Nueva are partnering on an internship program this summer!
It is our desire to invest time, love and energy in these students so that they grow in confidence and are better prepared for life as flourishing, young adults. Last week our interns and their program coordinator spent the morning with renowned El Paso artist Gaspar Enriquez. They visited his home, his studio, and an ancient adobe building he’s restoring in the 400-year-old presidio of San Elizario in El Paso’s Mission Valley.
“Gaspar is the quintessential Chicano Texas artist and a fine example of what focus, commitment, and puro corazon can do to conquer early disadvantages of language and economics. His art – powerful, acrylic, air-brushed portraits of people who interest him, from former students to celebrities -asks us to perceive our fellows with clarity, without bigotry. His life we can take heart from, no matter how varied our backgrounds or ages. He’s a quiet, observant man who “doesn’t toot his own horn” " – excerpt from website biography.