The Hi, How Are You Project, a mental health awareness non-profit is proud to present the McAllen, Texas debut of Mexico City based artist and illustrator Iván Mayorquín. In partnership with the McAllen Creative Incubator (601 N Main St), Mayorquín will conduct a FREE and bilingual comic and illustration workshop on Saturday, September 17th at 11am. The workshop is recommended for ages 11+ and all participants will receive a Hi, How Are You Project “Happy Habits” poster. Register to reserve a spot at: https://bit.ly/HHAYMcA2
Mayorquín will also present a collection of new works entitled MEJOR SIEMPRE NO at the Phoenix Gallery (18 S Main St) on Friday, September 16th at 7pm. The exhibit will be part of the ART, GOLD & REVOLUTION group show, in celebration of Mexican Independence Day and featuring over a dozen artists.
For more information or to set up an interview with Iván Mayorquín, please contact David Lobel at email@example.com or 512-785-3783
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Mexico City based Iván Mayorquín is an artist and illustrator originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México where he studied graphic design, painting, and later specialized in illustration. Iván has been part of various prominent illustration projects such as Buque, Sketch Or Die, and Pizza Sandwich, and in 2015 he co-founded Pictoline, one of the largest and most influential digital media platforms in all of Latin America.
Mayorquín’s work outside of the digital realm has been featured in solo or collective art shows in London, Sweden, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Mexico City. He has collaborated on projects for brands such as Netflix, Adobe, Domestika, Absolut, GQ, VICE, Los Ángeles Azules, among many others. His contributions to the Hi, How Are You Project include their bilingual HAPPY HABITS illustrated set and HAPPY HABIT-A-THON campaigns. More of his work can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/ivanmayorquin/
ABOUT THE HI, HOW ARE YOU PROJECT:
The Hi, How Are You Project (HHAYP) is an Austin, TX based 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to remove the stigma around mental health, one conversation at a time. They aim to educate people worldwide about the importance of mental health and well-being while promoting a culture of inclusion.
The name and City of Austin and State of Texas proclaimed Hi, How Are You Day were inspired by Austin’s love for the iconic mural painted by the late, great Daniel Johnston. On January 22nd (Johnston’s birthday), people everywhere are encouraged to check in on a neighbor, friend, co-worker, family member, or loved one and ask, “Hi, How Are You?” The Project, founded with the support of the Johnston family in 2018, creates thoughtful media, events, and peer-to-peer training programs that encourage open and ongoing dialogue on mental well-being. Johnston was a world-renowned musician and visual artist despite his own struggles with mental illness. Find out more at www.hihowareyou.org