By Shoka – – Photo By Andres Alvarez | Courtesy Of Manuel Fernando Rios.

Photo: Manuel Fernando Rios, who describes his art as “neo-Expressionist, neo-Chicano, mixed in with pop culture,” paints in his studio. His work is a mix of political and personal themes.

Manuel Fernando Rios is one of the many college professors in the Capital Region who had to quickly adapt from instructing students in person to online in March when Californians were ordered to shelter-in-place due to the coronavirus. Rios, a fine artist based in West Sacramento, is teaching two Sierra College painting courses this semester.

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