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Art of UTSA alumna Cecilia Paz Mujica uses lush colors to show daily life

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"Marina (Marigold)" by Cecilia Paz Mujica '06

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(May 18, 2011)--The public has until May 20 to view "El Jardin de la Vida," an exhibition of the art of UTSA alumna Cecilia Paz Mujica. The exhibit pieces offer lush colors to evoke deep sentiments about the diverse nature of day-to-day life experiences. The exhibition is in the University Center Gallery 23 on the UTSA Main Campus.

To celebrate this unique exhibit, Gallery 23 published a limited number of "El Jardin de la Vida" commemorative books. The books are signed by the artist and contain images of each piece in the exhibit. It also contains images of the "Life Tree" mural hanging in the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, "Rowdy the Roadrunner" hanging in the Office of Student Activities, as well as other works by the artist.

"This exhibit has been extremely well received by the UTSA community," said Tyler Archer Moran, exhibit curator. "This book allows you to enjoy these works at your leisure while supporting the Gallery 23 program."

The books are available at Roadrunner Express on the UC paseo next to Rios Golden Cut Salons. Softcover books are $34.99 and hardcover books cost $54.99. For more information, stop by Roadrunner Express or call 210-458-6159.

The works of art in the exhibit also are available for sale. For more information, contact exhibit curator Tyler Archer Moran at 210-458-7827.

Artists can submit proposals for exhibitions at the Gallery 23 website. At the site, select "Exhibit Application" to learn about the submission process.

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About Gallery 23

The mission of Gallery 23 is to offer cultural enrichment, enhance diversity and provide opportunities to explore the arts. The gallery is a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni and local artists' works.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center Room 1.02.23.

For more information, contact Tyler Archer Moran, program coordinator, at 210-458-7827.

 

 

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