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.