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Casita Nepantla Hosts Art Lecture by Lupita (Bad Apple) Garcia

Lupita (Bad Apple) Garcia
Lupita (Bad Apple) Garcia

Casita Nepantla, the space devoted to showcasing Latino art and culture and encouraging scholarly work on Latino issues in the Boise State Student Union Building, invites the public to “Mi Dulce Corazon,” a lecture and exhibition by Lupita (Bad Apple) Garcia.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Simplot Room A. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Art by Lupita (Bad Apple) Garcia

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Garcia has lived in Idaho for more than a decade. She is a painter and tattoo artist.

“I have to say that whatever I come across inspires me to create art. From nature to buildings, magazines and  people, everything is inspiration,” said Garcia.

Her influences include magazines devoted to low rider art, stylized graffiti letter forms, lotería cards and the work of fellow tattoo and visual artists. The title of her lecture and exhibition refers to one of her favorite paintings.

“It represents my culture, how to be strong when you’re faced with obstacles,” said Garcia.

The exhibition of her work will hang in Casita Nepantla’s pop-up gallery in the Student Union Building through Dec. 15.

tattoo by Lupita Garcia