Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2013
Ready to Hang
San Benito de Palermo
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Benedict the Moor, O.F.M., (Italian: San Benedetto il Moro, 1526 – April 4, 1589) was an Italian Franciscan friar in Sicily who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic and Lutheran churches. Born of Moorish (or African) slaves, he was freed at birth and became known for his charity. As a young man he joined a Franciscan-affiliated hermit group, whose leader he became. In 1564 he was sent to the Franciscan friary in Palermo, where he continued good works.
Veneration of Benedict is spread throughout Latin America, from Mexico through Argentina. In Venezuela, particularly, his devotion is spread through the country's various states, and he is celebrated on many different dates, according to the local traditions.
My name is Carlos Solis. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Born: 1966, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lives in Kennesaw, GA. Education: 2005 A.D-Degree, Advertising, Design and Illustration, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. 1987-89 Business Administration, Jesus Enrique Lossada College, Maracaibo, Venezuela. 1986-87 Computer Operation/management of Administrative Systems, computer Programming and Basic Language, Readic, Maracaibo,Venezuela. Curator Negritud in Latin American Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA. Athens, GA. Solo Exhibitions: 2014 Rialto Theater 2011 133 Gallery, Knoxville, TN. 2009 “Latino Leadership Awards”, Greentree Hotel, Atlanta, GA 2007 Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Borders Book Store, Kennesaw, GA Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Kennesaw Community Center, Kennesaw, GA Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Java Café, Norcross, GA 2006 Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Helen Plum Library, Lombard, IL 2004 Carlos Solis: Venezuelan paintings, Northern Illinois University, Latino Center, Dekalb, IL Group Exhibitions: 2015 Gala Auction, Gala Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA. Latino Art Show,The Max L. Jackson Gallery At Queens University of Charlotte, NC. 2014 Contrapunto, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA. Negritud in Latin American Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA. Athens, GA. Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Colors of Summer, 905 Gallery, Atlanta, GA. ArtBassh, Gala Auction, Powder Springs, GA. Contrapunto, Rialto Theater, Atlanta, GA. Celebrando con Contrapunto, Hobbs Center for the Arts, Hobbs, NM. Negro Primero, Boricua College Gallery, NY, NY. Sensuality, 905 Juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Latino Art Show,The Max L. Jackson Gallery At Queens University of Charlotte, NC. 2013 Reality of Placement, Atrium Art Gallery, Union College, NY. Spirituality, 905 Juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA. The Divided State of America, 905 juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA. International Art Show, dk gallery, Marietta, GA. Contrapunto, Latin American Group Show, Latin American Art Museum, Pomona, Cal. Raices, Vargas & Harbis Gallery, Norcross, GA. ArtBash, Sandy Spring, GA.