A group of 14 artists from Florida recently wrapped up a five-week stay at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village through the Oolite Arts residency program.
Artist Monica Lopez De Victoria has made waves in the Miami art scene – literally.
Early on in her two-decade career as an artist, she supported herself by swimming as a professional entertainer at various South Beach Hotels.
“I had two separate careers,” she said. “One being art, and then the other one was swimming for entertainment.”
Those careers eventually merged.
“Recently, I have gotten a few grants to do some projects that kind of make the swimming more – maybe avant garde, you could say, or more experimental,” she said. “It’s combining a little bit more of dance and the ideas of abstraction or shapes and things like that into the work.”