Quiros Watercolor Display Coming to TAMIU

Mary Quiros' Watercolors
Opens Sept. 5 at TAMIU

The endless possibilities of watercolor will be apparent with the opening of Mary Quiros' "Watercolors" exhibit at Texas A&M International University's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Gallery from Monday, Sept. 5 until Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the CFPA Gallery. The public is invited to attend.

Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to TAMIU Visual Arts and the CFPA Gallery.

Quiros will visit with TAMIU students, talk about her work  and offer a printmaking demo on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1:30 - 3:15 p.m., in the CFPA Gallery.

The Laredo native painted in oils and acrylics until 1977 when she found fluidity of expression in watercolor. In her artist's statement, Quiros says that having studied and been influenced by various teaching masters, she finds inspiration in the nature, form and music of her world.

"Traveling has opened a variety of new experiences that have found their expression in my work. Watercolor is a great joy for me. Time spent in reflection allows me to draw on what lies hidden in my subconscious and I strive to show in my work that watercolor can be bold, full of drama as well as fun. I have found that water media has endless possibilities by using different methods of interpretation. Experimentation with ink and wash, collage and dry brush allows me plenty of flexibility in the creative process of developing a work of art," continues her statement.

Accepted into juried shows in Texas, Colorado, South Carolina, Missouri, and Kansas, Quiros has displayed one of her watercolor pieces at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Nigata, Japan and has been featured in the Texas Watercolor Society publication, Fifty Years of Excellence and the summer edition of Watercolor Magazine. Her work has also been on display at the Laredo Center for the Arts.

For more information, please contact TAMIU assistant professor of art Alma Haertlein at almah@tamiu.edu, call 326.3041 or visit offices in CFPA 208.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu