Emily Wheeler
Editorial Intern

Revolucion Educativa (RevED) (2203 Lexington Ave.), invited artist  Pedro Trueba June 12 to share his background and showcase his globally exhibited work. This lecture was free and open to the public. 

This event was organized in collaboration with Consulado de Mexico — who RevEd recently partnered with to assist development of a three-part mural painted by Trueba. Those in attendance met Trueba and could ask questions. 

Trueba discussed his past works and current trajectory. The seasoned artist shared his influence on Latin art and culture. “It’s an honor for me to represent Mexico in the most dignified way with all the respect I have for my country,”  Trueba said.

His exhibit “Energía y Transformación 2024” is curated to reflect the current state of Mexico as a place of positive energy and transformation. “My works have energy and vibrate with joy,” Trueba said.

“Energía y Transformación 2024” is open to the public 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, until Sept. 30 at Consulado de México (1617 Baltimore Ave.)   This exhibition includes 40 of Trueba’s works —  showcasing watercolor, acrylic and oil techniques.

Throughout his career, Trueba has won several national and international competitions and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Xalapa, Mexico. Trueba has exhibited his artwork over a hundred times in Mexico. Internationally, he has exhibited 25 times including Paris, Montreal and New York. He has created over 9,000 artworks and published 21 books.

While in Kansas City, Trueba visited the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and Guadalupe Centers.