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Artist Edwin Gil Celebrates Colombian Coffee Through His Upcycling Series Café Perfecto, a single origin, Direct Trade Colombian coffee company, today announced it will partner with the Colombian Consulate of New York to sponsor artist Edwin Gil’s latest Upcycling exhibit Celebrating Colombian Coffee: An Artistic View of ‘Farm to Cup’ Through Upcycling. Artist Edwin Gil Celebrates Colombian Coffee Through His Upcycling Series

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Edwin Gil & Upcycling A short film I made that’s about an artist named Edwin Gil. A great thanks to Edwin who let me make this short film about him and his art.
Harding University Pledges To ‘Make It Better’ With Faces Of Diversity Faces of Diversity, an international art enterprise that breaks down stereotypes using art, today announced Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) Harding University High School will become its latest participant. As part of the CMS’ Making It Better character development initiative, Faces of Diversity uses experiential art activities to encourage respectful dialogue and understanding among students, staff, and the community. Gil collected more than 1,000 Harding University High student thumbprints during the week of September 9 and is currently creating a giant 8’ X 8’ face, which will be unveiled on October 8, 2013 at Harding University High School, 2001 Alleghany St, at 9:30AM. Harding University Pledges To ‘Make It Better’ With Faces Of DiversityArtist Edwin Gil 2013 Latino Trailblazers Being Latino Artist Edwin Gil 2013 Latino Trailblazers Being Latino NEW YORK, New York – September 17, 2013 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – DigiBunch, one of the nation’s first and most influential Hispanic communities online dedicated to Latino Viral Videos, today announced its list of 20 Latino cultural leaders for its 2nd annual Latino Trailblazers video series.
Faces of Diversity gets new look We would like to send a huge thank you to designer, Jennifer Cardenas, who designed the Faces of Diversity logo and our Facebook graphics for us. Jennifer is originally from Ecuador and now calls Charlotte home. She is a trusted agency alliance member of Rooster Communications and does some dynamite work. Muchas gracias por todo Jennifer! Faces of Diversity gets new look
Transformation of a city and a person Transformation of a city and a person A city marked by its innovation and solutions to urban problems. An integrated public transportation system complete with cable cars and a metro. A citywide bicycle program. An outdoor escalator that shuttles citizens from steep mountainside homes to jobs and schools in the valley below. A library system with ground-breaking educational programs for children and adults. Community centers built in poor neighborhoods to promote social capital. Government programs to help mothers provide for the emotional and physical needs of their children. ARTIST EDWIN GIL PAYS HOMAGE TO CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH GIANT MURAL ontemporary, conceptual artist, Edwin Gil, will unveil his Honoring the Past to Build the Future, on Saturday, November 2 at Oaklawn Language Academy, 1810 Oaklawn Avenue Charlotte,NC 28216 from 10am to 1pm. This community collaboration, made possible through City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grant, is Gil’s latest piece in his Upcycling series that uses recycled glass. Honoring the Past to Build the Future is a 48’ X 4’ mural at the corner of Mulberry and Oaklawn Avenue. It is Gil’s interpretation of the historical significance of the McCrorey Heights and Oaklawn Park communities and their relationship with the school. ARTIST EDWIN GIL PAYS HOMAGE TO CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH GIANT MURAL Faces of Diversity to work with Statesville-Iredell Schools  Faces of Diversity to work with Statesville-Iredell Schools It is our honor to report that Statesville High School will become the sixth Faces of Diversity initiative. Highlighting the anti-bullying work of Statesville High student, Jennifer McLain, the Faces of Diversity team will work with students in what Statesville-Iredell Schools is calling Faces of Diversity Month! On September 19, Faces of Diversity co-creators Edwin Gil and Brian Cockman will work with students, administration, and staff to bring this latest "face" to life through workshops and art at the school's Engage Summit. For more details, contact Edwin Gil. International Public-Private Partnership To Bring “Faces of Diversity” To Medellin Artist Edwin Gil Returns Home On Philanthropic Mission With Group of Volunteers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – JULY 7, 2013 – In an extraordinary demonstration of philanthropy working beyond country borders, Charlotte businesses, AirTight, Rooster Communications and Toowell, have joined forces with Colombian based companies, Clamasan and Agro MAIS, to bring artist Edwin Gil’s Faces of Diversity initiative to the families and children of Medellin. Instrumental in this public-private partnership is SosPaisa – the foreign relations program created by the Mayor’s Office of Medellin – and Buen Comienzo (Healthy Start), the beneficiary of this public-private partnership. International Public-Private Partnership To Bring “Faces of Diversity” To Medellin Artist Edwin Gil Returns Home On Philanthropic Mission With Group of VolunteersEdwin Gil will be awarded a 2013 Latino Diamante Award – Lizette Cruz Watko Award Life Time Achievement Edwin Gil will be awarded a 2013 Latino Diamante Award – Lizette Cruz Watko Award Life Time Achievement The artist Edwin Gil receive Lizette Cruz Latino Diamante Award Lifetime Achievement Award Watko 2013 porsu artistic and social history in the state of North Carolina. Diamonds awards honor individuals and / or organizations making significant contributions to the Hispanic community of North Carolina, and present five scholarships to outstanding High School students across North Carolina. October 26, 2012, 6:00pm Reception Awards presentation Durham Convention Center. Artwork celebrating diversity unveiled at Statesville HIgh School Statesville High School unveiled artwork on Wednesday meant to celebrate diversity in what officials hope is the latest step in stopping bullying. Artwork celebrating diversity unveiled at Statesville HIgh SchoolFaces of Diversity is about dignity Faces of Diversity is about dignity My name is Brian Cockman and I am president of Rooster Communications, a PR agency based in Charlotte, and the co-creator of Faces of Diversity. When artist Edwin Gil and I set out to create an anti-bullying project that used art as way to communicate and celebrate differences, we wanted to show how treating someone with respect and dignity – regardless of what they wear, how they talk, where they live, or how they live their life – is at the core of what it means to be human. National Hispanic Heritage Month Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Faces of Diversity heads to Colombia in August Faces of Diversity heads to Colombia in August Buen Comienzo supports children birth to five years old and their families. Edwin Hernandez - Nations Ford Elementary - Faces of Diversity Faces of Diversity, an international art enterprise that breaks down stereotypes using art, today announced Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' (CMS) Nations Ford Elementary School will become the latest school to receive a Faces of Diversity by artist Edwin Gil. Edwin Hernandez - Nations Ford Elementary - Faces of DiversityFaces of Diversity on WBTV local CBS Faces of Diversity on WBTV local CBS Check it out monday July 8 -13 at 6:45am. Local artist overcomes poverty and violence and now helps community highlighting international social issues Great story!! by Astrid Martinez Edwin Gil receives Sara Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award Edwin Gil was honored with the Sara Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award during the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Con A de Arte on June 13; the award recognizes extraordinary artistic achievements in Charlotte. Con A de Arte is ArtSi's signature event and lifts up leading Latino/a artists across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. If you missed the event, you can take a look at Edwin's acceptance speech in the video provided below via YouTube....... Edwin Gil receives Sara Wolf Lifetime Achievement AwardArtSí’s “Con A de Arte” Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Gusto! ArtSí’s “Con A de Arte” Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Gusto! ArtSi, Charlotte’s premier Latino arts community initiative that supports and connects Latino/a artists in Mecklenburg County, announces its event schedule for the 10-year anniversary Con A de Arte (A is for art) event. Faces of Diversity unveiled at Northwest School of the Arts Artist Edwin Gil, in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) Faces of Diversity unveiled at Northwest School of the ArtsLocal artist teams up with students to fight bullying Local artist teams up with students to fight bullying Local artist teams up with students to fight bullying CMS superintendent endorses Faces of Diversity Another great partnership will help teach our students about the dangers of bullying. CMS superintendent endorses Faces of DiversityColombian President recognized Artist Edwin Gil Colombian President recognized Artist Edwin Gil As President of the Republic of Colombia it always gives me a feeling of pride to publicly recognize the important work of all those compatriots who for one reason or another live outside our homeland. Upcycling Glass Creates New Art Using recycled materials to create new art... Upcycling Glass Creates New ArtFaces of Diversity Faces of Diversity Artist Edwin Gil recently launched an anti-bullying initiative with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Why it's important to support social art Social art is a political act, a conscious effort to facilitate and participate in social change. Why it's important to support social art
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Save the date! Join us on Friday, April 26 from 6pm to 8pm as Gil and Modern Salon & Spa, 6908 Phillips Place, Charlotte, NC 28210. Save the date!Arte Latino Now 2012 Exhibit Arte Latino Now 2012 Exhibit Arte Latino Now seeks to highlight the exciting cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States...
 
 

New Horizons: Upcycling

Ashort interview about an upcoming project the Gil Gallery in Charlotte, NC is doing which is using the window glass from the first art gallery Charlotte ever had and using it to create a large mural dedicating it to Charlotte.

 

Gil Gallery

Born December 11, 1971 in Itagui, Colombia, Edwin Gil is a contemporary conceptual artist best known for his vibrant colors and proprietary paint technique used to achieve depth and movement in his works.  Read more

Speaking Engagement

Inspirational Speaker – Edwin Gil arrived in the U.S. 11 years ago without knowing English or having money in his pocket. After his life partner was killed in front of him in Colombia and two attempts on his life were made after a kidnapping, Edwin decided it was time to make a better life for himself elsewhere. Read more