UTPA student to exhibit artwork in library
Contact: University Relations 956/381-2741
Posted: 04/20/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American Library will host a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition entitled "Garzaderas: Guerilla Artfare & the Por-Mientras Aesthetic Taking Over from the Heads of Government" by Rene Z. Garza.

This exhibit will be shown in the Library Gallery and under the Library Tower from April 23 to June 4. An outdoor reception, featuring world music and third world cuisine, to celebrate Garza's show is scheduled for Monday, April 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Library Tower.

"Garzaderas" will feature a large outdoor sculpture that is welded metal and mixed media sculptures as well as mixed media scribbles/paintings.

Garza, a philosophy and studio art major with a minor in English, looks to "primitive" art for its resourcefulness, depth of vision and influence. He also practices "guerilla artfare" and favors the "por-mientras" aesthetic of homemade barbecue pits and makeshift auto repair that keeps the culture afloat.

Admission to all exhibitions is free. The UTPA Library is open Monday through Sunday except on University holidays.

For more information or special accommodations, contact George Gause, librarian, at 956/381-2799 or Dindy Reich, gallery director, at 956/381-2655