Incubators Feature Artist of the Month- Coco Salinas

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Incubators Feature Artist of the Month- Coco Salinas

Cocó Salinas D’ Soto is an Acrylic Painter who was born in Monterrey, México, but now lives and works in McAllen, TX. Cocos’ passion for painting comes from childhood, her early works were self-taught.  At the age of  fifteen Coco began to take workshops with Mexican visual artist such as Martha Puerta and Lupina Flores.  Ms. Salinas obtained a Diploma in AC Art and Art History at the Contemporary Museum of Monterrey (MARCO).

Some of Coco Salinas’ Art Exhibits have taken place at the Blanqueo Museum, San Pedro Garza Garcia and other venues in the city of Monterrery; Her work has been promoted among local collectors, which has achieved wide acceptance. Coco Salinas is currently an Art instructor at the McAllen Creative Incubator, where she also has a studio.  Ms. Salinas uses various techniques such as oil, acrylic, mixed media, textured, pencil, prismacolor and charcoal. Personal paintings by Ms. Salinas are made on fabric, wood, metal and ceramics, among others. In addition to art Ms. Salinas has conducted workshops in Poetry, Speech and Performing Arts.

“The essence that I wish to convey in my Art work is intended to stir emotions through play between backgrounds, figures and space, capturing the everyday with respect to each of my works and especially the audience that can appreciate it.”  Said Ms. Salinas  “I aspire to capture the beauty of the simple stroke of the abstract, the freshness of a fruit, hidden beauty of an old tree but especially all my work conveys the sense of  an emotional permanence such as to sit, watch and sip some coffee, tea or wine, as if accompanied by a great friend. This is my passion, my dream, the window to the world.”

Coco Salinas is the Creative Incubator Artist of the month for December.  Her work will remain on display until December 28th at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, Texas. The Incubator opens from 9am-6pm daily and admission is free.  All art work on display is available for sale.  The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information, contact Laura Robles, lrobles@mcallencvb.com or at 956-687-2787.  To learn more about our facility, visit our web page at www.mcallenart.com.