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UTSA presents exhibit of new paintings by South Texas native Robert Vina Jr.

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Detail of painting by Robert Vina Jr.

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(March 31, 2011)--The UTSA Office of the President and the UTSA Art Collection will host an exhibit of new paintings by Texas artist Robert Vina Jr. in the UTSA Downtown Campus Gallery through May 15. Free and open to the public, the gallery is in Durango Building Room 1.122.

>> The artist will talk about his work at an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31.

Vina's paintings are saturated in deep color and defined by their round shapes. His use of strong colors, bold strokes and thick outlines are inspired by Mexican mural artists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Vina continues to live and paint there.

Arturo Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, curated the exhibit.

The UTSA Downtown Campus is at 501 West Durango Blvd. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Arturo Almeida at 210-458-4983.

 

 

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