See Vania Soto's artwork on display at South Branch Library as part of Hispanic Heritage Month through the end of October.
Kansas City Local artist V. Soto was born in Juarez, Mexico, and began selling paintings at age 13. Inspired by proud cultural icons such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, she connects with her heritage by maintaining influential traditions from this rich past.
Building on this theme, Day of the Dead symbolism is prevalent in her work, again as a way of connecting to the longstanding customs of her family and community and expressing its beauty through art.
Her main media is acrylics, and she also works in mixed media. She describes her work as realism with a pop of surrealism. As a full-time commission artist, she has worked in all medias that including murals, portraits, leather painting, and glass painting.
Library programs, events, and classes are photographed or videotaped for promotional purposes or to document library activities. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.
Los programas de la biblioteca, eventos y clases son fotografiados o filmados con fines promocionales o para documentar las actividades de la biblioteca. Notificar al personal de la biblioteca si prefiere no ser fotografiado.