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with work from José Bedia Use this book to explore the artwork. Inside you’ll find games, drawing activities and things to think about. Keep this book as a souvenir of your visit! Thank you!

JosĂŠ Bedia

JosĂŠ Bedia is an artist who was born in Cuba, and focuses on his home in a lot of his work. These paintings show things that he can relate to who he is or remind him of home. Where are you from? Where are your parents from? Draw a picture of one of these places.

An alligator

A tiger

A scorpion

A frog

A shark

Your favorite animal!


JosĂŠ draws different animals in his work to help tell stories. What different animals can you find in the gallery? Look for them in the paintings, then draw them here!

A horse

A deer

Draw some things that make up who you are, such as your favorite things or activities.

Draw your favorite place, it could be anywhere!


JosĂŠ creates some of his work using different techniques, like finger painting or splattering paint, and by using unusual materials, such as sticks. Draw something with an unusual technique, or in a way that you might not normally draw.

What materials other than paint can you find in JosÊ’s work? Draw one of them here.

If you could make a piece of art out of anything, what would you use? Draw it!

KEEP THINKING ABOUT THE SHOW! What 5 words describe the show? What was your favorite thing in the show? Draw something you think belongs in the show:

For more about each artist, including interviews and podcasts, visit SECOND STREET GALLERY /// 115 Second St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902 @SSGCVILLE @secondstreetgallery SSG is a 501c3 nonprofit art space dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art and creativity to central Virginia. Our outreach projects are supported in part by the Bama Works Fund, the LEAW Family Foundation. and the J&E Berkley Foundation. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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