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Artist Jessy DeSantis prepares for Tianquiztli | PHOTOS

In her home on April 27, 2021, artist Jessy DeSantis stands by a painting she created of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo, in late 2019.
(Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Jessy DeSantis, a Nicaraguan visual artist, will have her art at Tianquiztli, an outdoor market event which will honor Mother's Day on May 8.
(Ulysses Muñoz)
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Artist Jessy DeSantis sits in the stairwell of her home on April 27, 2021, next to a mural of Nicaragua's national flower—and her mother's favorite—the Sacuanjoche.
Artist Jessy DeSantis sits in the stairwell of her home on April 27, 2021, next to a mural of Nicaragua's national flower—and her mother's favorite—the Sacuanjoche. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Artist Jessy DeSantis sits for a portrait in her home studio.
Artist Jessy DeSantis sits for a portrait in her home studio. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Jessy DeSantis sits on a couch in her room, near a painting she made of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo.
Jessy DeSantis sits on a couch in her room, near a painting she made of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Jessy DeSantis
In her home on April 27, 2021, artist Jessy DeSantis stands by a painting she created of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo, in late 2019.
In her home on April 27, 2021, artist Jessy DeSantis stands by a painting she created of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo, in late 2019. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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A painting artist Jessy DeSantis created of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo, in 2019 hangs on the wall of her home.
A painting artist Jessy DeSantis created of her grandmother, Vilma Merlo, in 2019 hangs on the wall of her home. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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A painting by artist Jessy DeSantis of the intersection of Wolfe St. and Gough St. in Upper Fells, was photographed in her home.
A painting by artist Jessy DeSantis of the intersection of Wolfe St. and Gough St. in Upper Fells, was photographed in her home. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Artist Jessy DeSantis works on adding details to a painting in her home studio.
Artist Jessy DeSantis works on adding details to a painting in her home studio. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Artist Jessy DeSantis works on adding details to a painting in her home studio.
Artist Jessy DeSantis works on adding details to a painting in her home studio. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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A painting by artist Jessy DeSantis of the exterior of her home, was photographed in her home studio.
A painting by artist Jessy DeSantis of the exterior of her home, was photographed in her home studio. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Jessy DeSantis sits on a couch in her room on April 27, 2021, looking up at a painting she created called "Corn, Cintli, Maíz."
Jessy DeSantis sits on a couch in her room on April 27, 2021, looking up at a painting she created called "Corn, Cintli, Maíz." (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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A painting called "Corn, Cintli, Maíz." by artist Jessy DeSantis hangs on the wall of her home.
A painting called "Corn, Cintli, Maíz." by artist Jessy DeSantis hangs on the wall of her home. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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