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Literacy Center Partners with Artist Erick Picardo

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"Pulse of the Saints" is now displayed in the Literacy Center's lobby.
Pulse of the Saints

Pulse of the Saints /Erick Picardo

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The Literacy Center of West Michigan is proud to partner with local artist Erick Picardo. His painting, “Pulse of the Saints,” is now featured in the Center's lobby. “Pulse of the Saints,” Picardo says, "is meant to encourage art viewers to reflect on the aspects of life that make us human such as language, religion, charm, seduction, and social status."


Picardo’s aim is for viewers to connect their personal experiences with the images in the painting. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Picardo is a visual artist and percussionist who performs and exhibits his work in Grand Rapids and around the world.


Picardo is also President of the Caribbean Coalition for Art and Culture in West Michigan, an organization that seeks to develop educational and cultural programs in this region. To learn more about Erick Picardo, visit his website at

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good to see this article... make sure to learn more about BOTH Picardo and WMLC... GR is lucky to have them in our community