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UTPA Gallery announces new Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition
Posted: 04/04/2001
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The University Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition entitled "Julian Garza, Erich Keller and David Ransom." This exhibit is in the gallery from Thursday, April 5th, until Friday, April 20, 2001 in the University Gallery in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building on The University of Texas-Pan American campus.

A reception with the artists is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 12th from 7-9pm in the University Gallery. Julian Garza was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1965. He began to draw as a child; this pastime has blossomed into his career as an artist. He states, "My paintings, photography and computer graphics are tools conveying to the viewer my perception of society and the impact it has made on my life".

Whether they portray the struggles of life, enjoyment, or fantasy, each painting has a particular subjective meaning. Garza would like his audience to observe his outlook on the world. He uses both traditional and contemporary mediums in his work.

Erich C. Keller was born in Lima, Peru. As an American born abroad, Erich has a background in both Peruvian and American cultures. Having traveled extensively throughout Peru, his artwork is inspired by the beauty and mystery of that country. His series of oil paintings captivate the natural beauty of Peru as well as his deep Christian beliefs. These paintings compliment his computer graphics that have both biblical and political themes. Keller plans to attend a seminary in the fall and obtain a Master's degree in International Missions. He plans eventually to return to Peru as a missionary.

David Ransom is a valley native who began his study of art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He continued to cultivate his interest in painting at The University of Texas-Pan American. His work focuses on the representation of the human figure. Ransom's expressive brushwork and dark backgrounds convey certain "moodiness" in his art. With the images of stones, he imparts a medieval quality to the subject matter. Ransom plans to pursue his passion for painting in graduate school.

Admission to all exhibitions is free. The galleries are open Monday through Friday except on university holidays. For more information or for special accommodations please contact: Dindy Reich, Gallery Director at (956) 381-2655 or e-mail: galleries@panam.edu

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