Consider her the child of artistic royalty. Guadalupe Rivera Marin, the daughter of the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera, visits Fresno State for a free public event 7 p.m. Thursday. She will discuss growing up in Mexico with her father, whom she describes as a larger-than-life figure who created unforgettable images of working people, industrial machines and life in Mexico. From Fresno State’s press office:
Rivera MarÃn will share her children’s book “My PapÃ¡ Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art.” The bilingual presentation will be illustrated with rare family portraits and 14 reproductions of her father’s artistry that hold a special place in her memory, while offering readers snapshots of her childhood.
The free public event is scheduled at the Satellite Student Union. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of Rivera MarÃn’s books will be available for purchase.
The event is part of Fresno State’s Center for Creativity and the Arts‘ year-long series examining Immigration, migration and labor from various artistic perspectives.