(June 12, 2012) -- The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will present "New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2012," a juried exhibition of the work of 19 artists who live, work or have roots/raíces in South Texas and West Texas.
>> Free and open to the public, the exhibition is in the UTSA Art Gallery in the Arts Building on the Main Campus and runs June 13-Aug. 10. Summer hours are 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and by appointment. An opening reception is 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.
The artwork represents a diverse array of aesthetic interests and themes that range from representational imagery to abstract design and from cultural criticism to sublime expression in works that extend across the full range of traditional and new media.
This year's juror is Kate Bonansinga, director of the School of Art in the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. She is the former director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. Bonansinga made selections from more than 500 works submitted by 135 artists. With a catalog available, the exhibit is the third installment of a biennial project.
Artists represented in the exhibit are Ricky Armendariz, Jill Bedgood, Angela Carbone, Sarah Castillo, Rodolfo Choperena, Madison Cowles, Francisco Delgado, Rebecca Dietz, Leslee Fraser, Michael Anthony García, Raul Gonzalez, Julia Barbosa Landois, Marilyn Lanfear, Benjamin H. McVey, Juan de Dios Mora, Lindsay Palmer, Efraín Salinas, Kasey Short and Lana Waldrep.
The exhibition is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992.
For more information, contact Laura Crist at 210-458-4391.
Directions to the UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, UTSA Main Campus, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249:
From Interstate 10, take exit 557 to UTSA Boulevard. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Valero Drive. Turn left onto East Campus Drive and then make an immediate right into BR1/lot 8. Shuttle buses travel directly to the Arts Building.
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