Renaissance man teaches the Renaissance.

If one googles the band, isabellalugosi, they would find that the first page of results includes a multitude of links to various music sites as well as band merchandising sites. Searching the term, tenseventythree will take you to several sites with writings and art. At redbubble.com, an online art community, searching the artist, 1073 will take you to an online portfolio full of paintings, drawings, photographs and writings that showcase darkness, grit and beauty in disguise. All of these have one common denominator, Eloy Alvarado.

This alter-ego is an AP Art History and Graphic Design in a high school in far west Texas and is the masque of normalcy that he wears by day.
“Much of me feels like I am playing a role, and not myself.” he says in response to a question posed by one of his colleagues “I am a painter first and foremost. When I am not painting, I don’t feel myself. I feel incomplete.”

When asked what subject he enjoyed teaching the most he said, “AP Art History has got to be the most rewarding subject that I teach. Sure it’s the most academic and the most confining, but i think that having a good knowledge of Art History one can best see their work in the grand scheme of things. Sort of a way to measure themselves up with the rest of the art making world.”

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