How's it going!

ART-coordinator: aNDRES gOMEZ

  • 46-Year-old born and raised in Socorro, Texas

  • I have traveled the nation residing & creating art in Seattle, Washington, Paso Robles, Oxnard, Irving, and Ventura, California. 

  • Art has given me the ability to change careers, spend more valuable time with my family, and become an active member here in the City of Socorro."

  • My goal for this program is to provide a safe setting that helps guide our youth to turn their passion into positive and influential opportunities.

  • In 2012, my son was born at 28 weeks and only 2 lbs. 14 oz. my life changed dramatically. I took a 15-year-old idea and established AG Stone Art. I made a career out of it. I went from a licensed contractor of 20 years to an ARTIST overnight. 

  • My art specialty ranges from engraving images on automobile windshields to custom Styrofoam pieces. 

  • I’ve been an El Paso native for 33 years.

  • Lived in Puerto Rico for 1 year and resided in Albuquerque for two years and was an artist in both places.

  • Art has changed my life in many ways. It has given me the privilege to meet and collaborate with other artist locally, other country’s and cities. It’s given  me the opportunity to give back to the community,  it has been therapeutic, and it has helped me learn more about myself  every day.

  • My personal goal in this program is to use my tools, talents, and knowledge in the arts to hopefully make a positive impact in the lives of the community. By doing so I hope it will open the minds of the community to see how art can    be therapeutic and help change lives for the good.

  • I believe this program is important to Socorro area because it seems like murals and other art mediums are good ways to get community involved and at same time help lead the youth in a positive direction. The murals would also bring color and give Socorro more awareness to the arts.


ART-instructor: Chris hurtado

ART-instructor: lourdes aguilar

  • I have lived in El Paso most of my life, since I was six.

  • I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada for a couple of months but returned to El Paso due to a family emergency.

  • Art has always been a part of my life.

  • I studied Graphic Art in High School and received an Associates Degree from Community College in    Graphic Design.

  • I worked as a graphic artist at an advertising agency, then worked as an illustrator at Fort Bliss for nine years.

  • I finally became an Art teacher 22 years ago.

  • My personal goal in this after school art program is    to reach students who need an outlet after school. It is important to help them feel part of this community,    to feel pride in their heritage and their roots.  Involving students in the creative process will help them take ownership and build their self-esteem.


Welcome everyone!