Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 27, 2008
Soraida Martinez, Artist Shaping the U.S. Cultural Scene, Selected as One of 15 Prominent Hispanic-Americans in the Arts in America
Soraida Martinez has been creating abstract paintings accompanied by written social commentaries since 1992. Known as the creator of Verdadism, Martinez creates didactic art that addresses racism, sexism and many of the social issues facing contemporary American society. Martinez's historically-significant paintings promote peace and tolerance, and have helped shape social change. Verdadism paintings have been featured in many college text books and are being used nationwide to teach diversity.
Recognized for her innovative artistic achievements, Martinez joins 14 prominent Latinos chosen by the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs as Hispanic-Americans in the arts contributing to the American cultural scene. These famous Latinos include Jimmy Smits (actor), Joan Baez (singer), Richard Serra (sculptor), America Ferrera (actress), Frank Romero (painter), Sandra Cisneros (writer), Julia Alvarez (writer), Narciso Rodriguez (fashion designer), Oscar Hijuelos (writer), Junot Diaz (writer), Michael Peña (actor), Julieta Venegas (singer), Roberto Rodriguez (filmmaker) and Jaci Velasquez (singer).
To see the photo gallery of prominent Hispanic-American artists, visit http://www.america.gov/multimedia/photogallery.html#/30145/hispanic_arts
For more information on Verdadism and the personal insights that inspire Soraida Martinez's art, visit http://www.soraida.com