Two exhibits debut at UTPA galleries
By Dindy Reich, University Gallery
Posted: 02/28/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American announces the opening of two new art exhibitions.

The Clark Gallery is hosting “Moments in Time,” an exhibit by Maria Elena Macias, from March 5-23. “New Faces” will be at the University Gallery in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building from March 8 to April 2.

A reception for Macias, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree from UTPA, is Thursday, March 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Macias works with both two- and three-dimensional art forms. Using diverse media, her works range from paper to installation pieces and have been included in exhibitions in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Meanwhile, a reception with the artists in “New Faces” ­ UTPA art professors James Dutremaine, Dindy Reich, Rolando Reyna and Charles Wissinger – is March 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the University Gallery.

Receiving a master’s of fine arts at UTPA last year, Dutremaine was born in Thurso, Scotland, and after being discharged from the Navy moved to the Rio Grande Valley. His work is a combination of conceptual art, mixed media and installations.

A native of New York, Reich spent the last 15 years in Colorado before moving to the Valley last year. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Indiana University in jewelry design and silversmithing. She has exhibited all over the United States, Ukraine and Japan.

Reyna is from George West and obtained a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work deals with current ideas involved in contemporary abstract painting.

Wissinger is from Alberta, Canada, and received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics from The Ohio State University. He has exhibited in Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. He works in a wide variety of forms and techniques, both functional and sculptural.

Admission to all exhibitions is free, and the galleries are open Monday through Friday, except University holidays. For more information or special accommodations, please call the University Gallery at 956/381-2655 or by e-mail at