Angie’s portrait reads: On July 15, 2008, Angie Zapata was beaten and bludgeoned to death after Allen Andrade, her murderer, discovered she was transgender. He had referred to Angie as an ‘it’ in his arrest affidavit. Andrade was found guilty of first degree murder and hate crimes – the first time a trans murder received this distinction. Angie was 18 years old. This occurred in Greeley, Colorado.
#ArttoEndViolence is a new series of watercolor portraits dedicated to ending violence. The first, and titular piece shows eight notable deaths to the African American, Transgender and Gay Communities and won an Award of Excellence in Fine Art at the California State Fair, 2015.
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