My name is David Martinez and I am currently studying Public Health and Art Practice at UC Berkeley and am working with Free Arts as a summer programs intern. At school I have been studying community health, human health, and art with the hope of applying my knowledge through art education in my own communities throughout Los Angeles. I am very grateful that the Los Angeles County Arts Commission funded my spot at Free Arts so I can realize my goals of learning how an arts nonprofit is run, all while getting hands-on experience with facilitating and curriculum building.
When I am not working, I try to take the time to paint at home. Some days it is a challenge to find the energy to juggle everything I want (and ought) to do but I take it easy on myself and try to have fun when creating. Despite what some people may think, painting isn’t always relaxing! Painting, or art making in general, is a lot of problem solving that requires a lot of focus! Even though it is very demanding, I’m passionate about making art and everything in between. I hope I can finish some paintings over the summer and show them off in a exhibit soon.