In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Ester Melina Scotte's (Diaguitas) exhibit, Los Colores De Alba (Colors of the Dawn) will be on exhibit from November 1 through November 30 on the third floor of Harold Washington Library Center.
Born and raised in Argentina, Ester Melina Scotte began her journey with painting when she was just 12 years old. While acquiring a fair amount of her techniques at the art school she attended there, the majority of her skills have been developed throughout the years through her own curiosity and growth. Dabbling with different materials, techniques and styles and truly allowing herself to enjoy the journey with her own creativity, she has developed her own unique style. In some ways, Melina expresses her own world, vision and personal emotions throughout different stages of her life through her paintings. Influences through Melina own personal travels allowed her to also travel through her art as well.
Enjoying the diversity in her daily life, Melina also strives to diversify her art, as she is always pursuing new and different styles. "Art is always a challenge and a pleasure to just free the imagination through the use of colors, shapes and details." Scotte has and continues to participate in different galleries in Chile and Argentina including doing commissions and now is becoming involved with some art galleries here in Chicago, where she resides.