Artist: Blanca Herrada
Blanca Herrada is a native of Emporia, Kansas. As a child she spent much of her time reading, writing, exploring Peter Pan Park, and spending time with her family. At the age of twelve she traveled and lived overseas where she was inspired by the presence of art. While in high school Blanca continued to pursue an artistic career with fervor and determination. Blanca went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emporia State University with an emphasis in Painting and a minor in Art History. Her art is inspired by her life experiences, particularly her Mexican/Chicana heritage. She strives to visually express emotion, intimacy, and life experiences through her work. Blanca’s family and friends all play key roles in her artwork. Blanca currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she continues to create work out of the Art Emergency artist’s studios, as well as, the Lawrence Arts Center where she works as an administrative assistant and artist.