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Celebrating the Life

March 27, 2009 - 11:01am

AUSTIN, Texas – The seventh annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration hosted by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection will feature renowned Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza.

Tamalada by Carmen Lomas Garza. 1988.  Oil on linen mounted on wood.  Collection of Paula Maciel-Benecke & Norbert Benecke.

Garza – whose papers reside at the Benson – will present a talk about her life, career and influences, as well as an exhibition of her work at the Benson on April 2 at 4:30pm.

Born in 1948, much of Garza's work reflects upon her formative years in Kingsville. Drawing on her experiences in a close-knit Mexican-American community, Garza's work focuses on memories of everyday life with her family and her community.

The exhibition will feature over twenty works by Garza, all of which are original serigraphs. The works will be on display through August.

Guest curator Claudia Zapata – a graduate student at the University in Art & Art History – is currently producing an online exhibit of the featured works that will be available later in the spring.

Garza's talk will be preceded by a reception. This event is free an open to the public.

Please RSVP to Eve McQuade at emcquade@austin.utexas.edu or call (512)495-4363.

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Image: Tamalada by Carmen Lomas Garza. 1988.
Oil on linen mounted on wood.
Collection of Paula Maciel-Benecke & Norbert Benecke.
 

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