President Romo to emcee S.A. library benefit
By Gayle Spencer
San Antonio Public Library Foundation
(April 20, 2007)--More than 60 Latino artists with roots in San Antonio are pooling their creative talents for a major exhibition and silent auction, "Latino Expressions IV: Artistas de San Antonio" from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 22 in the first floor exhibition gallery at the San Antonio Central Library.
UTSA President Ricardo Romo will wield the gavel at the silent auction and reception. The festive event will feature botanas from Café Salsita and music by Dos Generaciones. The fundraiser is co-sponsored by UTSA, Café Salsita, Piatti Locali and The Rose Shop Inc.
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Proceeds from the sale of paintings, photographs, sculpture and glasswork will benefit the San Antonio Public Library Foundation's efforts to create a Latino Resource Center adjacent to the Central Library. The exhibit and sale is organized by a committee chaired by Angelika Jansen-Brown and Arturo Almeida, UTSA art specialist, under the auspices of the foundation's Latino Leadership for the Library.
"The art community's generous response to this friend-raising and fundraising celebration of Latino art is overwhelming," said Jansen-Brown.
Among the artists participating are Arturo Almeida, Jesse Amado, Ricky Armendariz, Jaime Gerson Belkin, Andy Benavides, Rolando Briseno, Jerry Cabrera, David Zamora Casas, Miguel Cortinas, Steven Daluz, Dayna de Hoyos, Juan Farias, Adriana M. Garcia, Gini Garcia, Luis Garza, Xavier Garza, Gisela Girard, Jose G. Guadiana, Daniel Guerrero, Luis Guerrero, Angelica Gomez-Mayorga, David Mercado Gonzales, Gracia Patricia Gonzales-Saldana, Chris Gutierrez, Cristina Heitz, Adan Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez-Marquez, James Hetherington, Paul Karam, Blas Lopez, Joe Lopez and Luis Lopez.
Additional participating artists are Cesar Martinez, Richard Martinez, Yolanda Martinez, Ben Mata, John Mata, Richard Mogas, Ana Montoya, Chuck Ramirez, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Martin Rodriguez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Alex Rubio, Ricardo Romo, Ed Saavedra, Armando Sanchez, Cristina Sanchez, Raul Servin, Kathy Sosa, Lionel Sosa, Rudy Ornelas, Elizabeth Trevino, Jesse Trevino, Louis Vega Trevino, Vincent Valdez, Felipe Vasquez, Ramon Vasquez-Sanchez, Olivia Villanueva, Laura Villareal, Terry Ybanez, Guillermina Zabala and Peter Zubiate.
Volunteer committee members include Ellen Riojas Clark, Colleen Frost, Sandy Juarez, Gina Mendez, Ana Montoya, Lisa Ortiz, Patricia Pratchett, Martin Rodriguez, Harriett Romo and Margie Vera.
The San Antonio Public Library Foundation was founded in 1983 to provide financial support to the San Antonio Public Library.
For more information, call (210) 393-4782.