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September 18, 2014

The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Latino Art Exhibit

September 18, 2014 (Knoxville, TN)-The Knoxville Museum of Art presents the Latino Art Exhibit in the Corridor Gallery from September 26 through October 15, 2014.

The select works of nine local Hispanic artists will be featured including works from June Crowe, Susana Esrequis, Astrid Galindo, Angel Luna, Cecilia Stella Martin, Rosalina Tipton, Irene Torrealba, Loren Velazquez, and Luis Velazquez.

The exhibit captures the diversity in styles of Hispanic artists residing in East Tennessee and of those who support the mission of LoLa Hora Latina.

Notes about three of the artists in the show:
Rosalina Tipton always tries to express beauty and spontaneity in her work even though her style borders on the abstract. She aims to have a connection with the real world and her personal life experiences. She primarily uses oils, mixed media on canvas, and wood and was influenced by the culture of her native Brazil.

Irene Torrealba, who was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, displays special interests in realism in water color and oil. She especially enjoys painting country landscapes that connect with her memories of her childhood, family, and travels.

For Susana Esrequis, painting is a time when her imagination and feelings come together and when she finds peace in genuine and simple things. Her works often depict pristine landscapes from both South America and North America.

Left to right: Angela Masini (president of HoLa Hora Latina), daughter of artist Irene Torrealba, Rosalina Tipton, Astrid Galindo, Angel Luna, and Cecilia Stella Martin.

The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm-5 pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org

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