Saturday, January 17, 2009

Texas Contemporary Artists Series Opening Night at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures

I have been selected to be the first artist in the Texas Contemporary Texas Artists Series at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures. The series will change quarterly and serves to spotlight contemporary Texas artists from San Antonio. It is curated by Arturo Almeida-curator to the UTSA Permanent Collection

I am overjoyed  that the cuento my father used to tell my brothers and sister when we were growing up is prominently featured next to the color inlayed woodcut in the exhibit. There is a photo of him during the war that is also displayed. This is serendipitous because there is currently an ongoing exhibit at the museum that relates the contribution of Mexican Americans to the WWII effort. It has always been my goal to be able to share my father's story with others. 

The exhibit will be on display from January 12th to March 29th 2009. If you are in town or happen to have time, I would appreciate a visit or comment. The opening evening was presided over by Dr. Ricardo Romo and followed by an intro by Arturo Almeida and a short artist talk. I thank all my supporters for showing up for the evening event and look forward to any comments or questions. 
Update 03.10.09 I just recently got word that I was mentioned in the "Notable Hispanic Events" calender in HISPANIC Magazine this month!!!


Art Chatter said...

Congratulations Luis...keep up the great work!

Luis Valderas said...

thanks Matti...