by Lori Yeghiayan
When Miguel Angel Reyes tells you he’s not political, don’t believe him, no matter how disarming his smile. Despite his protestations, it’s clear that this talented portrait painter, muralist and illustrator inherited his grandfather Heriberto’s passion for bringing people together for a good cause—that, and a big head.
“He had a big head like me,” says Miguel with a sly, mischievous laugh. “It’s not that he thought he was big—it’s just a joke about having a big cranium.”
At the moment, Miguel’s head—and heart—are being put to good use. He is one of the artists tasked with inviting others to donate artwork for Amigos y Amantes (Friends & Lovers), an art exhibition and fundraiser to benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s free AIDS treatment clinics in Mexico. Miguel, a Los Angeles-based artist, will also be donating his own work for the event, which features the artwork of some of LA’s most notable and emerging Latino artists. [Read more »]