ABOUT THE ARTIST Documentary Screening Manuel Fernando Rios
July 22, 2021
Join us for the premier of Verge’s original documentary series: About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State. Verge will screen an episode featuring Sacramento-based artist, Manuel Fernando Rios. In this episode, Rios talks about the importance of mentorship, how he explores his Chicano identity and stereotypes in his artwork, the symbols and compositional elements he employs in his paintings to tell visual narratives, and more.
About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State is a documentary series which spotlights California-based career artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines. Each of the artists featured in this series have spent years honing their artistic skills and have developed creative solutions to strike a balance between art, work, and personal life. Each documentary takes the viewer into the artist’s studio, where the artist reveals the challenges, the rewards, the hard work, and the time it takes to follow their artistic calling.
About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden State was produced by Verge’s Executive Director, Liv Moe, and Verge’s Public Engagement and Outreach Manager, Justina Martino. It was filmed and edited by Karlos Rene Ayala who also produced the theme music. This series also features Sacramento-based artists, Muzi Li Rowe, Nikki Thompson, Omonivie Okhade, and Gioia Fonda. It was funded by a CARES grant allocated by the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture.
This screening will take place at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento CA, 95811. All unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask when inside of the facility. Vaccinated individuals will be required to show their vaccination cards at the door.
6pm: Doors Open (Enter through the Verge side gate which is to the left of the main entrance.)
6pm – 7pm: Happy Hour on the Verge side lot with drinks and popcorn.
7pm: The film is screened followed by a Q&A with the featured artist.
We will also be screening this documentary online, on Zoom, to coincide with the in-person screening. The online screening will begin at 7pm. Click the button below to register for the online screening.