Artist: Chicqiela Elbert-Velazco Sample Work:
Chicqiela Elbert-Velazco is a retired teacher and taught art at Anderson Community School Corporation from 1976 to 2006. She later worked as a substitute art teacher 10 years and taught 2 years at Anderson University. She continues to teach art classes for non profit organizations on occasion. She is currently devoting more time creating her own art in Her studio is located at her home in Alexandria IN. Her images of choice are drawings and paintings of people and animals. Chicqiela graduated from Wes-Del High School in 1969 in Gaston, IN. She attended Ball State University in 1969 to study art and earned her BS degree in Art Education in 1973 and her MS degree in 1977. She has exhibited her art in numerous shows and galleries in Indiana and received several awards. She also received two Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Grants to study how cultures influence arts in 1995 and for purchasing printmaking supplies and an etching press in 2005. “Art should be unique and reflect an artist’s personal eccentricities and cultural influences.”

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