Emerging Artist Exhibition showcases unparalleled talent from U of Aby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Nov. 19, 2012, under Press Releases
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and TCI Wealth Advisors will present an exhibition of student artists, with free opening reception Wednesday, Nov.28
Nov. 15, 2012 — A talented group of emerging artists, including the world’s youngest artist invited to exhibit at the Louvre in Paris, will showcase their unique and evolutionary techniques through a dynamic gallery.
Curator Kelly Engle explains the individuality the exhibit possesses with eclectic mediums, “the University of Arizona has amazingly creative students who all have a gift for conveying their ideas in unique methods. This exhibition showcases the breadth of talent at our school while also revealing the many different ways that art and creative expression can be presented.”
The exhibit’s opening night reception will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring light refreshments and entertainment, at TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc., 4011 E. Sunrise Drive. The show will continue until February 2013.
TCI Wealth Advisors and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) welcomed two students from the University of Arizona’s College of Fine Art as guest curators for show, Kelly Engle and Meghan Burke.
The curators chose more than a dozen of their colleagues to present works spanning all mediums of art, including charcoal drawings, photography, paintings and even sculpture. Featured artists include Teri Pursch, Taylor Miller, Christopher Ringston, Victor Navarro and Chloe Buser.
Exhibiting artist and UA painting student Teri Pursch uses a technique involving taking photographs of urban structures, then modifying and filtering these images through digital processing.
“Once I’m satisfied with the new image, I shift to the canvas and use experimental techniques with acrylics and oils to reinterpret the banal, introducing irony and critical perspective,” Pursch explained.
The three pieces Pursch will show in the exhibit will, however, be a shift in a new direction for her. Pursch, a student in studio art with an emphasis on painting, will present her abstract works.
“They’re not based on photographs, but rather psychological states,” Pursch said, explaining her acrylic on stretched canvas paintings as a new season in ones’ life resulting in complete openness or an “experience beyond duality through elimination of recognized boundaries.”
“By titling them with prime numbers, this is meant to be an experience that can’t be divided,” she said, “basic, raw experiences that we all have.”
Also showcasing works during the show will be Victor Navarro taking viewers to the magical world of Afro Cuban folklore. The Afro Cuban Divinities Collection displays the serene and proud beauty of Cuban mysticism.
Navarro’s paintings are filled with immense joy and optimism, shown through the effective brushstrokes, bright colors and the riveting beauty of his themes.
Capturing his overpowering artist expressions has been Navarro’s passion since the age of 4. Moving to the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico in 1998, nurtured his inspiration. Soon this inspiration became an obsession.
While still in high school, he traveled to France and it was at this time, Navarro met Madame Denise Woirin, a highly recognized European art critic. After rigorous interviews and juried auditions, Navarro’s work appears in the elite International Dictionary of Artists. Considered by all in the industry to represent a “Lifetime Achievement,” a truly phenomenal distinction.
Soon following Navarro’s rising fame, a silver medal was awarded from Paris’ International Academy of Lutece. He has received recognitions from the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts and the European Center for the Promotion of Arts and Literature.
At age 19, Navarro was one of the youngest artist in the world to be invited to exhibit his art work at the famed Louvre in Paris, under the salon “Carrousel du Louvre” Additional recognition along with prizes have continued to follow from art communities in the United States as well as France.
TCI Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition
When: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (November to February)
Opening Night Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: TCI Wealth Advisors, 4011 E. Sunrise Drive
Cost: Free to attend
Phone: (520) 797-3959
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About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for both the young and the old.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona that would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for years to come.
For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.