As we continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and avoiding public events, LCA will continue to cultivate a cultural and fine arts climate through our Art & Performance Series. We have created a platform to promote the arts and empower artists by showcasing free virtual artist performances and artistic demonstrations by musicians, dancers, poets, and artists. Let’s celebrate artists who continue to inspire, elevate, and enlighten us during these difficult times. Our next installment in our Art & Performance Series will be a Musical Performance by Valeria Montemayor. Valeria Montemayor is a 14 year old freshman at Nixon High School and the Vidal M. Trevino Magnet Program. From an early age, she has always been drawn to music, art, and theater. She especially enjoys singing and composing music on the ukulele, guitar, and piano. Her inspiration in music is influenced by a wide range of artists from the Beatles and David Bowie to current artists such as Billie Eilish. In addition, she also studies flamenco and is on the Nixon swim team. Her hobbies include skateboarding and horseback riding.