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Alfonso Pérez Acosta | Visual Artist

Alfonso Pérez Acosta moved to Richmond in 2014.  He is a visual artist from Colombia whose disciplines range from installation to photography. After moving to Richmond, he began to focus on drawing portraits. As an assistant at Sacred Heart Center, he works to support high school English language learners with academics and mental health.  In his time there, he founded Casa Lápiz, an arts program with middle schoolers.  Recent work includes a street art collaboration in which teenagers conceived, then painted a traffic-calming mandala in the intersection at Bainbridge and 12th streets.  Alfonso’s most recent program was Migration Flow, a concept conceived to celebrate  National Immigrants Day.