Meet Memphis Artist Yancy Villa-Calvo

Artist Yancy Villa-Calvo, born in Mexico City, has traveled all over the world. She attended both Christian Brothers University and the Memphis College of Art, and for 20 years she’s called Memphis her home. Her artwork may be seen in many spaces around the community. She’s done chalk art at Le Bonheur hospital, the Benjamin Hooks Library, and at the Memphis Latino Festival. She’s painted a mural at the corner of Chelsea and North Evergreen. And she’s teamed with the University of Memphis and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church to paint the Green Machine, a former city bus now transformed into a mobile fresh food market serving Memphis food deserts. A current project, done in collaboration with Latino Memphis, is a socially engaged art installation titled “Barrier Free.” Yancy Villa-Calvo will be a featured presenter at the SFA’s Memphis Divertissement, scheduled Thursday, October 5.