Untold Stories of Berks County Artists
About This Show
In the course of sharing stories we learned that there is an entire community of very passionate and talented artists in Berks County who do not necessarily have a place to expose their work. None the less they keep pursuing their passion and creating amazing art. This should not be hidden.
Most Recent Episode
John Manuel Rodriguez Draws Inspiration From The Stars To Create Connectivism
John Manuel Rodriguez started drawing at 3 ½ years old and coloring and loved it. He pursued painting at 21 years old. His Dad draws and he admires how his Dad can draw something from nothing. John’s uncle is a sculptor, one of the best known artists in Puerto Rico.
Acrylic, oil, pastels and portraits are all in John’s toolbox. He likes oil because it’s fun and acrylic because it’s fast. He does a lot of Puerto Rico art which depicts island life and enjoys portrait painting. John says, ͞If you don’t know what you are doing with art, go for it anyway .... Make it work!
John created connectivism as a sort of social statement. It says something about how we are hyper-connected yet dis-connected. He drew inspiration for this from the stars and constellations. John shares a number of stories of inspiration in his life and he shares the story of his real name!