Noteworthy: Loyola-Garcia recently received a $20,000 Arts in Media Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help complete "Inheritors of a Burden," a documentary film on the history of flamenco arts in the United States. Loyola-Garcia has taken her film crew to various U.S. cities as well as Madrid. The film is tentatively slated for release in the spring.
Residence: Highland Park.
Occupation: Associate professor of media arts at Robert Morris University, where she has taught classes in video and motion graphics since 2004.
Background: Before joining RMU, Loyola-Garcia taught media arts courses for Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of New Mexico. She has produced a dozen videos.
Education: A native of Chile, Loyola-Garcia received an undergraduate degree in filmmaking in 1996 from the Instituto Profesional Arcos in Santiago and a master's of fine arts degree in 2000 from Carnegie Mellon University.
Quote: "Flamenco is the one performance form that I fell in love with. It speaks to me on a very raw, internal level. ... We want to show what flamenco looks like and sounds like."
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