Art Administration doctoral candidate and FSU alum, Alicia Viera recently curated an exhibition for the Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational Cultural Arts Center titled Arte y Tradición de la Frontera: The U.S.-México Borderlands in the Works of Santa Barraza and Carmen Lomas Garza.
The exhibition is unique in that it brings together for the first time, two female artists whose work depicts the Mexican-American culture; Santa Barraza, who teaches at Texas A&M University in the art department, and Carmen Lomas Garza, a full-time artist who is inspired by the Chicano Movement. Their work focuses on South Texas borderland communities which is where the exhibition gets its name. Says Viera
“The exhibition is bilingual and includes 64 works, including paintings, prints, paper and metal cutouts. In addition, there are four videos on display in the gallery space as well as three of Carmen Lomas Garza’s bilingual children’s books providing additional background information on some of the stories that have inspired her works.”
Arte y Tradición de la Frontera will be displayed until May 24th at the Texas A&M University San-Antonio Educational Cultural Arts Center.
We love to see our ‘noles making an impact on their communities and hope to hear more from Alicia Viera soon!