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Hartford Stage hosts art exhibition showcasing the work of local Latinx artists during run of Quixote Nuevo

HARTFORD, CT — September 18, 2019 — Hartford Stage will host an art exhibition featuring the work of six Greater Hartford Area Latinx artists during the run of Quixote Nuevo. Como Veo Lo Que Veo: How I See What I See showcases the work of Joel Agosto, Lindaluz Carrillo, Andres Chaparro, Carlos Hernández Chávez, Constanza Segovia, and Zulynette.

As Octavio Solis’s play, Quixote Nuevo, shares the imagined world of an aging man experiencing dementia seeking to become the hero of his own story, the Hartford Stage art exhibition seeks to reflect the dynamically different creative expressions of how these six Latinx artists see the world, what they want to say about it, and how they invite viewers to experience their work from their own frames of reference.

The art exhibition was curated by Jasmin Agosto of SageSeeker Productions, which produces events, projects, and exhibitions centering urban artists of color and the communities they serve, bringing them into critical conversations with broader audiences.

Como Veo Lo Que Veo: How I See What I See will be on display in the John and Kelly Hartman Lobby at Hartford Stage through Sunday, October 13. Admission is free with tickets to see Quixote Nuevo.

Jasmin Agosto


Joel Agosto was born in Boston and moved to the Greater Hartford Area as a child. He graduated from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford with a BFA in illustration and design. He is currently a freelance illustrator/graphic designer, working primarily in the digital medium focusing figures and portraiture to create narrative. 

Lindaluz Carrillo is a first-generation Peruvian urban artist and graphic designer. She was born in New York City and raised in the South End of Hartford. Her work – which reflects self-love, growth and resilience – is influenced by Peruvian textile patterns, graffiti elements, and urban culture to create stories about her customs, traditions and values. 

Hartford-born Andres Chaparro is a mixed media painter and collagist whose bold and expressive art is a visual representation of jazz music. His work has been published in Jazz Times, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, and The Cut Up. Chaparro’s art has adorned the album covers of jazz greats such as drummer Ralph Peterson, bassist Nat Reeves and trumpeter Josh Evans. 

Carlos Hernández Chávez is a muralist, visual artist, humanist, educator and musician born in León, Guanajuato, México. Considered by the Hartford Courant as “the first Mexican in Hartford,” Chávez’s multidisciplinary arts training at Mexico’s Academia de San Carlos is reflected in his decades-long, eclectic career, with easel and mural works exhibited in galleries and museums in the region and abroad. 

Constanza Segovia, originally from Argentina, is a designer and illustrator living and working in Hartford. She is the owner/creative lead of VEO VEO Design + Visual Notetaking, which helps people understand how visual communication can improve the world around them. Through her visual notetaking practice, she shares her drawings to provide visual documentation of events/performances or to help facilitate community conversations. 

Zulynette, a Chicago native raised in Hartford, is a queer Boricua, womanist, artist, social worker, performer and author. She uses her artistry, research background and Master’s Degree in Social Work as tools to inspire others. Recognized as the first Hartford Iron Poet champion and a 100 Women of Color honoree, she has made a name for herself in the poetry and art circuit to encourage healing and reclamation of power. 


Hartford Stage enters its 56th season beginning an exciting new chapter. Newly-appointed Artistic Director Melia Bensussen and Managing Director Cynthia Rider will continue the theatre’s legacy of artistic excellence by creating theatrical works that enlighten, entertain, and educate.

Renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics, as well as provocative new plays and musicals,  Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Additional national recognition includes honors from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing (OBIE), and the New York Critics Circle.

Hartford Stage has produced over 80 world and North American premieres, including the new musical Anastasia, which enjoyed a two-year run on Broadway; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other notable premieres include The Engagement Party by Samuel Baum; Make Believe by Bess Wohl; The Age of Innocence by Douglas McGrath; Seder by Sarah Gancher; Rear Window, adapted by Keith Reddin, and starring Kevin Bacon; An Opening in Time by Christopher Shinn; Reverberation by Matthew Lopez; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty. Nationally-renowned titles include the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans’ Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger’s Children; and Tea at Five.The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

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