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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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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