November Artist Highlight:  Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

November Artist Highlight: Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

by Janny Perez November 15, 2017 5 Comments

When I first set out on this Mi LegaSi journey, the vision was to create a box not only for mamá, child, and familia, but to create a box that supports Latino artists and small businesses.  I reached out to several artists and organizations and surprisingly enough, the response was not as positive as I expected, except for Connie (Conbon).

Conbon

Her immediate willingness to be a part of something that supports the community and Latino artists inspired me to share her talent with you, even with a "simple" postcard.

La Valentina

I selected her artwork "La Valentina" for our Launchbox because for me the tree symbolizes FUERZA, unity, and growth.  The branches can grow in many different directions but they are all held together by it's roots.  It is a symbol of what my familia represents to me and my vision for Mi LegaSi.  Connie shared with me HER inspiration and that was the icing on the cake. " 'La Valentina' was painted for my niece whose strong and very brave personality has been demonstrated at a young age." How beautiful that our familia can inspire us in so many ways, including art.

Maria Bonita by Conbon

"Conbon” was born and raised in East Chicago, IN.  She is a folk artist who has created several works of art and whose curiosity and love of the visual arts has influenced her to work with a variety of mediums.  Conbon has created acrylic paintings that are often inspired by images of her proud Latino heritage. 

Viva Frida by Conbon

Although she has always been an aficionado of the arts and creative crafts, she began to work in acrylic painting in 2004.  She has participated in "The Night of Latin Culture" over the last few years and in other art shows, and consistently sold out of her displayed paintings. 

She has also donated several paintings and works of art to help benefit school funding.  She is currently working on writing and illustrating short children's stories.  She also continually works on artwork by request or for donation. She graduated from Purdue University, where she majored in Spanish and received a masters in Education from Saint Xavier University in the city of Chicago.    She is a full time reading and art teacher at her current school and her passion is to inspire creativity in each child and to help influence them grow a love and respect for art and culture.

What a Difference a Day Makes by Conbon

I am very proud to introduce you to Conbon, a passionate artist, a teacher, and supporter of our Latino culture.  You can view additional artwork at:

https://finerworks.com/conbon

and Like her on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/conboncita/

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you are a Latino artist and would like to be featured in our Mi LegaSi box, please email us at contact@milegasi.com.  Unidos Podemos!




Janny Perez
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5 Responses

Melissa
Melissa

November 19, 2017

Connie’s work is absolutely beautiful! I’ve known Connie since High school and she definitely has a unique and beautiful personality! Her work says it all.

Jessica Velazquez
Jessica Velazquez

November 19, 2017

Connie, you are an amazing artist. I’m honored to have not one, but two pieces of your work. You are a beautiful artist, inside and out. You see the beauty in everything, everyone, and every fur baby. You, my dear, are an inspiration to all, especially the students; whose lives you’ve touched in many ways that can’t be described in words. How lucky they are to have you as a teacher, an inspiration, and friend. People (artists) like you help keep our world beautiful, peaceful, and creative. Bless you in all that you do. Be proud, because this is you.

Katie
Katie

November 17, 2017

So happy for you Connie! So many pieces you have created make me happy! I am proud to be an owner of a few pieces myself!

Lenore Lopez
Lenore Lopez

November 17, 2017

Connie has such a vision that is reflective of our culture…colorful, vibrant and playfull.

sylvia
sylvia

November 15, 2017

so proud of you – you’ve created such wonderful pieces of art full of intent, love,passion, and have captured a piece of the people who’ve inspired them.

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