I just got a hold of a pic showing my art in the upcoming NPR 2012 calendar - which start being sold at the NPR shop in August!
Since 2005, the NPR calendar has celebrated the work of illustrators who are NPR listeners. Previous editions of the calendar featured artists such as Gary Kelly, Andrew Banneker, Jing Wei, Bill Mayer, Nathan Ota, You Byun, Hugh D’Andrade, and David Chung. I was selected among a group of top illustrators!
The art-based calendar will help support public radio and will be sold in the NPR Shop (shop.npr.org) and used by NPR member stations across the country for fundraising.
NPR is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 800 independently operated, non-commercial public radio stations. NPR produces and distributes news, talk, and entertainment programming for over 26 million listeners.
Much props to one of my favorite hosts at NPR, Maria Hinojosa! Back in April of this year, I was able to present Maria Hinojosa with the Opportunity Agenda's Creative Change Award. Maria has done an admirable job of sharing the issues of Latinos with a broad audience. Here is a pic from the event. If you want to hear Maria's acceptance speech where she talks about her radio work, click here.
Description of the NPR Art Piece
Every day, communities interact with public media and each other. Individuals receive information, exchange ideas, and engage in dialogue. Here, the background symbolizes the intersection of philosophies and global events, and the circle symbolizes the world.