Simon Silva, International Artist, Creativity Crusader, at Gavilan College in Aprilby on Mar 20, 2023
GILROY, CA - Renowned international artist, speaker, author, and “Creativity Crusader,” Simon Silva, will return to Gavilan College this Spring semester to provide lectures and workshops at both the Gilroy Campus and Hollister Site on April 20, and an evening art exhibit at the Gilroy Campus on April 21; the latter hosted by the Gavilan Educational Foundation.
Hosted by Gavilan’s El Centro, Mr. Silva will provide the following lecture, “Nurturing Sustainable Success Through the Arts,” and workshop at the following locations and start times:
Gilroy Campus, Library Room @ 12:00 pm
Hollister Site from @ 5:30 pm
Following his hour-long lecture, a hands-on workshop for 30 attendees will be provided by Mr. Silva at each of the locations.
The next day, Friday, April 21, the Gavilan Educational Foundation will host a “Simon Silva Gallery Reception,” where more than 20 of his latest art pieces will be displayed.
The VIP portion of the reception will start at 4:30 pm at the Gilroy campus Library Gallery space. The general reception starts at 6 pm., where Gavilan Superintendent/President, Dr. Pedro Avila, will hold a fireside chat with Mr. Silva for 30 minutes. The rest of the evening, attendees will be able to enjoy the art and network with community dignitaries.
The General Reception at 6 pm is FREE.
This event is open to the entire community and those wishing to attend must register: click here.
Gavilan Superintendent/President shared:
“We are very fortunate that such an accomplished artist and creative innovator will be spending two days at our college and with our South County communities. I am excited our Gavilan College Educational Foundation is hosting his art exhibit, one which is representative of our times and will be truly inspirational for our entire community, especially our students.”
Mr. Simon Silva, international artist and Creativity Crusader, enthusiastically expressed:
“It feels great to return to Gavilan College. I first came here 15 years ago and always felt at home with this community, one that is very similar to the one I grew up in.
The arts have always been at the forefront of evolving our society and as we strive to be seen as innovative, creative, and unique, the arts need to be one of the tools needed to accelerate our impact. If the Arts are taught and used strategically, we can provide sustainable support and growth to underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. The Arts are the 21st Century source for creating innovation and empowerment with the potential to create system-wide change.”
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