Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fifth Exhibit in Mayor's Gallery Showcases Native and Mexican American Art

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

click to enlarge Lydia Maldonado's "Traditions for the Futures" - COURTESY OF TPAC
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  • Lydia Maldonado's "Traditions for the Futures"
A new exhibit is set to show at the Mayor's Gallery on Thursday, April 16. The show, which is the fifth in the gallery's existence, will feature pieces from eight different Native American and Mexican American artists.

Tucson Pima Arts Council and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild have joined forces on the exhibit, which explores different media like acrylic on canvas, relief printmaking, sculpture and more. Featured artists include David Contreras, Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, John Salgado, Lester Aguirre, Lydia Maldonado, Michael Contreras and Neda Contreras and Ceci Garcia.

UA senior David Contreras is featured in the show and said in a statement that his work comes with a sense of history and the artists that came before him.

“Part of my process before I begin making art is to research as much as possible on the topic or idea I am pursuing,” Contreras said. “I try with every finished work to breathe life into long forgotten ideas and styles that the masters left for me to follow.”

In general, the works explore topics like family, struggle, land and community.

The show will be open for the public to view on Thursday, April 16 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Proper will be providing the refreshments at the event. The pieces will hang from then until September at the Mayor's Gallery, located on the 10th floor at 225 W. Alameda St.

For more information, including purchasing information, call TPAC at 624-0595.

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