Justin Favela family standing Infront of his Lanscape background.

Favela with his family at the Houston show "Piñataesthic" in 2020.

In the new High Desert Museum exhibition “Vistas Del Cielo,” artist Justin Favela uses colorful piñata panes of paper-stained glass in the artist’s work. The bright wavy colors of reds, yellows and oranges make the landscape mural come to life with movement.

Honoring his heritage, Favela also created a colorful artistic representation of churches he visited with his grandfather, who was a vaquero, or Indigenous Mexican cowboy.

Justin Favela: Central American

"Justin Favela: Central American," seen at the Des Moines Art Center in 2021.

Justin Favela

Justin Favela inside is studio at the Juhl in Downtown Las Vegas, Nev. on May 26, 2017.

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I wonder how many vaqueros, braceros and traqueros would have any idea what a Latinx was.

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