Latino caricature artist helping underprivileged youth in community through art
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Latino caricature artist who is part of many local events, including Summerfest for the first time, told CBS 58 what it means to be part of events like this and how his work helps others.
"We are really excited to be here in this event because this is a big event and the most important event in music," said Joaquin Rojas, a local caricature artist.
Rojas has been doing caricatures for many years, starting his craft as a young boy in Colombia. He has been in Milwaukee for several years now.
When he found out he was going to be in Summerfest for the new market 'Shop Local' he was excited because his creations help the foundation "Jóvenes con Talento."
"I am doing caricatures for an organization, nonprofit organization. We are located here in Milwaukee," said Rojas.
Rojas teaches caricature art to children with limited resources in the community through the nonprofit.
"People are very grateful people are very happy. We think this is a very, very important opportunity for us to show our art," said Rojas.
Rojas says art is a way to connect with people and is something that can open many doors and opportunities like it has for him and is something he hopes will inspire the kids he teaches art to.
If you want to see Rojas, he will be at Summerfest's shop local market which is located between the Generac Power and Miller Lite Oasis Stages.
Additional details on the caricatures and nonprofit below: