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Jerry Vigil

Known as “Denver’s Dean of the Dead,” now residing in Colorado Springs, locally, nationally, and internationally exhibited artist Jerry Vigil, is a self-taught Chicano artist, who creates Santos art (Saint making) and Muertos art (Day of the Dead/El dia de los Muertos) as a statement of culture. The two styles, both set within a known and sometimes rigid formula, are at opposite ends of a cultural spectrum. Jerry’s creative process contemporizes the styles by incorporating modern materials and design. Jerry’s artwork has appeared on the cover of "Marketing Review and Denver’s "Westword",at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago, inside Lowrider Arte magazine, Denver Magazine and 5280 magazine. Jerry is a profiled artist in the 2005 ASU/Bilingual Press Publication "Triumph of our Communities: Three decades of Mexican American Art". Jerry is also a co-author of a book on El dia de los Muertos crafts. Jerry has also received the "Westword’s Best of Denver" & "Best of Santa Fe Drive" for multiple years. Jerry has lectured on his art and art topics atall the major Front Range colleges, has artwork in the Regis Santos teaching collection and artwork in Museums along the Front Range.


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