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Manualidades at Forest: Artist Marissa Hernandez

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Let’s celebrate Dia del Niño with a special visitor and art activity.  

 Marissa Hernandez is a muralist/artist from Des Moines, Iowa.

Her work explores marginalized identities using shape, color, and portraiture. Her murals place BIPOC in soft, colorful, and idealistic worlds and includes faceless figures, so that anyone can project their own likeness onto a figure they most identify with. Stop by to meet her, create art, and hear her story on how she became an artist and muralist.


Celebremos el Día del Niño con un visitante especial y una actividad artística.

Marissa Hernández es una muralista / artista de Des Moines, Iowa.

Su trabajo explora identidades marginadas utilizando la forma, el color y el retrato. Sus murales colocan a BIPOC en mundos suaves, coloridos e idealistas e incluye figuras sin rostro, para que cualquiera pueda proyectar su propia semejanza en una figura con la que más se identifique. Visítela para conocerla, crear arte y escuchar su historia sobre cómo se convirtió en artista y muralista.




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Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.