Public invited to meet artist Ricardo Levins Morales next week

Aug 09, 2012

Award-winning artist Ricardo Levins Morales will be on Newman University’s campus next week as a guest for the Newman Symposium, a professional development experience for faculty and staff. Morales is known for artwork with a social justice message.

Ricardo Levins Morales“I believe that art can contribute to changing people’s perceptions, hearts and understanding of what has been, what is and what’s possible,” Morales said. “I’m enough of an organizer to understand that art can’t do it alone; people getting together and acting together is the real source of social change. The dignity and possibility in all people is the underlying message of my work.”

A public reception with light refreshments will be held Thursday,Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the Newman campus.

Over the years Morales’ artwork has incorporated such media as paper and pencil, wood block and linoleum prints, silk screening, and scratchboard with white clay. He is mostly known for his poster and button artwork for social justice causes. He is influenced by the work of the Puerto Rican Lorenzo Homar and the North American David Levine.

For more information about Ricardo Levins Morales and his artwork, visit