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


"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.


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.



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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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