Carla Aaron-Lopez

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Carla Aaron-Lopez is an artist-educator from Charlotte, NC. After graduating North Carolina Central University in 2006 with a BA in Graphic Design, she moved to Atlanta to attend Savannah College of Art & Design. In 2009, she graduated with a MFA in Photography and in 2012, received a MA in Printmaking. In 2010, she began her teaching career at Fort Valley State University as an adjunct professor and has been a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools arts educator since 2014. She has experience in various creative fields from photojournalism to podcasting to arts exhibitions and continues to exhibit her personal works while teaching.

Artist Statement

I Am King Carla. I Am an Artist, Mother, Educator and Villain.

I am goals. Here are my goals as an artist: create multidisciplinary images and text that is centered around celebrating American Black culture from the dirty South, women of color as cosmic super beings and the natural s'language of the American Negro. I wear the upside down crown of villainy until you recognize me as king. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

As a professional student of life, I believe students of all ages have the ability to learn anything and create anything. It’s how we transfer that information to the learner, guide the learner through obstacles and relate to our neighbors that makes the hard work of education that much more fulfilling. Every student deserves the chance to grow and glow.

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