Art exhibition from UAEM opens Oct. 10 at UNT on the Square
What: Art exhibition displaying the works of Mexican artists Leopoldo Flores, Agapito Rincon Pina and Armando Pineda at UNT on the Square —Presented by the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts. The exhibition is part of celebrations at UNT to mark the 10th anniversary of UNT’s connection to UAEM.
When: Oct. 10 (Wednesday) – Nov. 7 (Wednesday)
Opening Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 12 (Friday)
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. – noon. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., on the west side of the Courthouse Square in downtown Denton, Texas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Works by Mexican artists Agapito Rincon Pina, Leopoldo Flores, and Armando Pineda will be on display at UNT on the Square Oct. 10 through Nov. 7 as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the research connection between the University of North Texas and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) in Toluca. All of the works are part of the permanent collection at the University Museum at UAEM) in Toluca.
Witold Brostow, Regents Professor of materials science and engineering, was the first UNT faculty member to establish a connection to UAEM when he began collaborating on research with UAEM chemistry faculty member Rafael Lopez Castanares.
In July 2002, UNT and UAEM representatives signed an agreement to collaborate on the academic training of students from both institutions and in research projects in materials science, environmental science, physics and related fields. The agreement also called for both universities to establish joint postgraduate degree programs in materials science, environmental science and physics. Supplementary agreements over the past 10 years expanded the research and degree programs to other academic disciplines.
The exhibition is free, and an opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 (Friday).
Plastic artist Leopoldo Flores reflects with his work (mostly of large formats), social problems and human nature. In 2008, the Global Foundation awarded him the Excelsis prize, and the UAEM gave him an honorary doctorate for his career as an artist. Recently, his exhibitions ‘El sexto dia’ and ‘Apuntes de Taller’ were opened in the museum ‘Leopoldo Lopez’ with drawings, and he began to work with acrylic on canvas, from the series entitled ‘La gran parvada’.
Mystified by acrylic paintings, Agapito Rincon Pina reflects a regionalist sense on his work, without theoretical complications and with interpretations of nature and light. The exhibition consists of 24 prints that are part of the Cultural Heritage of UAEM, which is the second time after his death that his collection will be displayed outside of Mexico. (See attached image: Agapito Rincon Pina, Marakame, Oleo sobre Tela, 2008 acrylic painting, 0.60 x 0.90 inches; courtesy of UAEM)
Armando Pineda is a painter and sculptor who has exhibited work individually and collectively in Houses of Culture in States of Mexico and Michoacan. He was a guest of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, held in the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica. His works are characterized by the colors that he applies to his paintings, emphasizing the roots and flavors that people live every day. His exhibition is entitled ‘Raices’.
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