Mariana Rodríguez-Pardy, originally from Mexico City, has been working closely with the Hispanic community for 10 years. She is the cofounder and artistic director of Casa Azul of Greensboro, an initiative that provides the environment and resources for creative expression of Latino culture in the Greensboro area.
Mariana has pursued parallel careers as a visual artist, studio potter and educator. She has instructed children, cancer patients and visually impaired people in dozens of workshops on folk art inspired by her Hispanic roots. As an “artist in school” educator with the GreenHill Center for NC Art for 5 years, Mariana shared her Mexican cultural traditions and stories with hundreds of Guilford County 4th graders.
For her work as a leader and civic volunteer, Mariana has been recognized by the Latino Community Coalition as a Notable Latino of the Triad, and now as a Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Game Changer. To learn more about Casa Azul of Greensboro, please visit casaazulgreensboro.org.