Catalina Rael

Camp Sunshine

Cat chooses subjects in her paintings that reflect the variety of her interests and the people around her. In addition to her work in the visual arts, Cat is a member of VSA's Buen Viaje Dance Company, through which she both performs and assists with dance residencies in the public schools. Cat loves to work in clay and has an opportunity to do some acting in her video class. She also writes and likes to study drama.

At home in the South Valley, Catalina keeps busy tending to her animals, especially her horse, Chico. She rides Chico during Special Olympics in which she has won many awards. Catalina is very devoted to her faith and when asked how she felt about being an artist she replied, The Angel said to me. You are the best artist. It's fun to do all at VSA arts New Mexico. It makes me feel happy to do the right thing in the arts.

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