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Giselle Garza uses art as an outlet of showing love

By Chara

Giselle Garza is a talented 19-year-old artist from Kansas City. Her passion for art began since she was a kid, and she has been creating art ever since. She was nominated to participate in the Parade of Hearts 2023 with her sculpture ‘El Amor Crece Aquí’ (Love grows here) and she feels proud of her accomplishment.

Garza is studying art education at Johnson County Community College and enjoys working with children, as demonstrated by her love of face-painting. For Garza, art is an outlet for self-expression, and she draws inspiration from her life experiences. Her artwork primarily features realistic portraits, often of her friends and family. She takes great pleasure in turning cherished memories into beautiful pieces of art.

“All my artwork is very realistic, and I mostly do portraits. I like to paint from photos of family and friends from my life,” she said.

Her heart sculpture, ‘El Amor Crece Aqui’ was inspired by the sacred Mexican heart, which represents divine love for humanity. Garza believes that love is everywhere in Kansas, whether it’s for sports, art, food, music, family, or different cultures. Her heart sculpture aims to showcase this love and encourage people to express their love for one another.

Garza’s participation in the Parade of Hearts was a significant accomplishment for her. She was thrilled to work with well-known artists from her area, including Socorro Reyes Ramirez, an artist she admires and who inspires her to create. Although Garza was one of the youngest artists in the program, she felt proud to be associated with such talented people.

“Most of all I felt happy for myself, and it put into perspective all the hard work I put into my art. My mom helped me through the whole process with my heart. We were happy and we cried, and we celebrated together. It felt amazing to show her all her hard work paid off supporting me,” Garza said.

For kids interested in art, Garza encourages them to pursue what they love. She believes that art has a future and that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their artistic goals. Her advice to young artists is to keep drawing and to use art as an outlet for self-expression.

“I always tell kids that are interested in art to pursue what they love. That art does have a future. I always tell kids to draw no matter what. It’s a great outlet for self-expression,” she said. 

Garza describes herself as creative, loving and ambitious. “I love to create artwork that people love,” she said.

For more information about Garza’s artwork, you can follow her on social media on Instagram guzzleart and on TikTok g.peachy.g.


Garza comparte amor a través de su diseño en “Parade of Hearts”

Giselle Garza comparte amor a través de una de sus creaciones más recientes.
La artista de 19 años del área de Kansas City ha creado un diseño para la última instalación pública y campaña de recaudación de fondos “Parade of Hearts”. Su diseño, “El Amor Crece Aquí”, estuvo “inspirado en el sagrado corazón mexicano, que representa el amor divino por la humanidad”, afirma el sitio web de la instalación y la campaña. Está en exhibición hasta el mes de julio en Dagg Park en North Kansas City, Missouri.
Garza cree que el amor está en todas partes en el área, y es evidente de muchas maneras, como a través de los deportes, la comida y la familia, dice su biografía de artista en el sitio web “Parade of Hearts”. Por lo tanto, su diseño tiene como objetivo mostrar ese amor y alentar a las personas a expresar su amor mutuo, dijo.
En cierto modo, la pieza está en consonancia con otros trabajos de Galarza. En otro, es una salida.
“Todas mis obras de arte son muy realistas, y principalmente hago retratos”, dijo. “Me gusta pintar a partir de fotos de familiares y amigos de mi vida”.
Garza considera su inclusión en el “Parade of Hearts” como un importante logro personal. Estaba encantada de trabajar con artistas reconocidos de su área, incluida Socorro Reyes Ramírez, una artista que admira y que la inspira a crear, dijo. Y está orgullosa de estar asociada con personas talentosas.
“Sobre todo, me sentí feliz por mí misma, y puso en perspectiva todo el arduo trabajo que puse en mi arte”, dijo. “Mi mamá me ayudó durante todo el proceso con mi corazón. Estábamos felices y lloramos, y celebramos juntos. Fue increíble mostrarle que todo su arduo trabajo valió la pena apoyándome”.
Su inclusión en el “Parade of Hearts” es parte de un recorrido artístico que comenzó cuando era niña. También es parte de un viaje que incluye sus estudios en educación artística en Johnson County Community College en Overland Park, Kansas. Eventualmente, espera tener su propio salón de clases “y la oportunidad de enseñarles a los niños sobre arte”, dice su biografía.
Garza anima a los niños a probar el arte.
“Siempre les digo a los niños que están interesados en el arte que busquen lo que aman, que el arte tiene futuro”, dijo. “Siempre les digo a los niños que dibujen, pase lo que pase. Es una gran salida para la autoexpresión”.
Para obtener más información sobre su obra de arte, sígala en las redes sociales en Instagram @guzzleart y en TikTok @g.peachy.g.

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