'Nuevo Dekho,' TAMIU Senior Art Exhibit Opens March 31
The first graduating senior art exhibition in the history of Texas A&M
International University opens with a reception Thursday, March
31 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing
Dubbed "NUEVO DEKHO!" or "New Look," the exhibit
focuses on originality with each of the artists offering new works created
for the show. The show signals a new beginning for the Visual Arts at
TAMIU and Laredo.
The exhibition includes different medias in art and each student's interpretation
of them. Works are offered in video, photography, paintings, mixed media
and collage-paintings. "NUEVO DEKHO!" offers an opportunity
to see local emerging artists, their uniqueness, and their imagination.
The show is curated by Alma Haertlein, assistant professor of art at
As part of the opening reception, a "red dot sale" featuring
other original art works by the artists will benefit the TAMIU Visual
Arts Scholarship Fund. Fifty percent of proceeds will go to the scholarship
fund, providing a great opportunity to purchase art from emerging artists,
while helping future art students.
The artists are: Amber Garza, a figurative painter using vibrant colors
to entice viewer's emotions; Cynthia Garza, a painter exploring the figure
through the use of color representing emotions and the subject's inner
self; Gracie Gutierrez, whose paintings are inspired by the human cellular
structure and the principles of physics and Vincent Moreno, filmmaker/photographer
who will show prints and premiere his latest film, "The Cruisers"
inspired by the motion picture "Collateral."
Also, Reuben Njaa, veteran photographer and untraditional student, showing
different media from his previous photographic efforts, including collage-paintings;
Alfonso Santos, a mixed media artist using humor to comment on cultural
and religious icons, and Maritza Bautista, presenting colorful monoprints
and wire sculptures that feature repetitive designs.
For more information, please contact Haertlein at 326-3041 or email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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