Two JP Residents Selected for Boston’s Artists-in-Residence Program

Two Jamaica Plain residents were two of 10 artists selected for the second year of Boston AIR, the city's artists-in-residence program. Salvador Jimenez-Flores and Maria Molteni, both of JP, were chosen by a selection committee of current Boston AIR participants, local arts professionals, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) leadership and city staff. Firsthand knowledge of the cultures and communities of Boston was a factor in the artists being selected. Jimenez-Flores, an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México, is currently participating in a two-year­long artist residency at the Harvard Ceramics Program through the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. He is also a resident teaching artist at Urbano Project, and his art exhibition, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, debuted at the Urbano Project on April 29th in its Jamaica Plain gallery space as part of ArtWeek Boston.

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Salvador Jiménez-Flores Exhibition Debuts at Urbano Project, Addresses Social Issues

Salvador Jiménez-Flores’s art exhibition, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, will debut at the Urbano Project on April 29th in its Jamaica Plain gallery space as part of ArtWeek Boston. The debut will also include a talk with Jiménez-Flores. Salvador’s exhibition utilizes ceramics, installation, prints and video and explores a fusion of myth, history, religion, politics and pop culture. Salvador's work is known for addressing social issues that affect his community and identity as a Mexican-born artist living in the US. “Urbano is proud to showcase the talent of one of our current resident teaching artists, Salvador Jiménez-Flores,” said Stella Aguirre McGregor, Urbano Project's executive director through a press release.

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