Kennesaw State hosts exhibition by Latino artists

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is currently hosting Ventanas al Arte Latino…

Georgia (Jun 10, 2004) — Kennesaw State hosts exhibition by Latino artists

Cheryl Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is currently hosting Ventanas al Arte Latino II‚ an exhibition of works by 33 members of the Latin American Art Circle. The exhibition continues through June 26 in the university’s Sturgis Library Gallery.

“Latin American art is becoming a vital force in American art‚” says Roberta Griffin‚ Kennesaw State University's director of galleries. “While it has a 500−year heritage that represents a fusion of Hispanic and indigenous art‚ it is also opening new possibilities of beauty and creativity that are receiving rising recognition.”

The exhibition includes paintings‚ sculptures‚ photos and prints. Some of the featured artists include Jorge Arcos‚ Martha Bojorquez‚ Jose Castañeda‚ Maria Silva‚ Maritza Danos‚ Fernando D’Astoli‚ Cristina Diego‚ Ed Garcia‚ Carmen de los Heros‚ Silvia Huerto‚ Jaime Ochoa‚ Ruby de Peña‚ Jaime Perez‚ Patricia Quilichini‚ Marco Razo‚ Carlos Rangel‚ Monika Ruiz‚ Enrique Sanchez‚ Julie Santiago‚ Fernando Seda‚ Edgar Solis and Myrtha Vega.

According to Griffin‚ KSU has taken the lead in supporting the introduction of Latin American art to the area. The university has mounted 17 Latino exhibitions since 1985‚ and brought together artists and enthusiasts to form the Latin American Art Circle.

“Metro Atlanta is becoming one of the major cities in the United States with large Latino populations‚ and Kennesaw State has played a major role in promoting Hispanic−American arts and artists here‚” observes painter‚ photographer and LAAC member Fernando Ochoa. “Ventanas provides a perfect opportunity for the community to see the layers of culture‚ aesthetics and energy that make up Latin American−influenced art of today.”

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 17‚400 from 129 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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