Miguel Sankitts is a proud member of the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts since 2004. He was invited to join the Foundation by its founder, Enrique Diaz, who saw great promise in him. Miguel met Enrique through a series of encounters at local El Monte and San Gabriel Valley Chamber mixers and meetings, as well as a personal invitation to explore the Digital Business and Design College. The experience combined three deep interests of his life entrepreneurism, computers and technology, and the Arts. From there, Miguel’s dedication to Nuvein’s mission of spreading arts and culture began. He has proudly served as Vice President of Nuvein since its earliest days. However, his passion and love for art, beauty and cuture began long ago.
As an American from the St. Croix US Virgin Islands, Miguel’s journey has crossed land and sea. He fell in love with art at an early age, as a young boy with big dreams on a small Island. He immediately fell in love with natural beauty of his homeland, often admiring the landscapes he grew to love. This passion and admiration for beauty followed him when his family moved to the United States mainland. As a student in junior high his artistic aspirations and inspirations were fostered and encouraged by his art teacher, who motivated him to draw and let his young mind wonder to new and exciting places and just draw. Additionally, in school he then began to notice the art and beauty of different cultures.
Miguel prides himself to have always thought outside the box, and is a keen and multifaceted problem solver and change agent. He is a big believer in personal responsibility, self discipline, holistic health practices, and critical thinking. As a young man he became fascinated with martial arts and pursued the discipline of Muay Thai. This particular discipline has its origins in Thailand. Miguel sees the connection between all the different forms of art he has encountered in his life journey through its passion, love, patience, pain, and so much more.
As a member of Nuvein, Miguel is deeply committed to its vision and mission, as he often looks fo opportunities to share his personal story of his encounters with art to all who will listen so as to hopefully inspire someone to pursue their dreams, think outside the box, enjoy mother nature, be open to take advice, and to train and work hard to obtain whatever goals one seeks to achieve in life. His message to all those interested in Nuvein and its work is that “Art is all around you, open your senses, hear it, feel it, see it, smell it, touch it. Remember art lives in all of us in one form or another.”
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