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All about prints Collector brings exhibit to campus

“Printmakers without Horses” will be featured in the “YayBig Southwest” exhibit, which will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall.

The print collections is owned by Karl Whitaker, an Albuquerque, N.M., artist and art collector.

YayBig Southwest started as an exchange of art between Tucson and El Paso artists inspired by Mexican art.

“Karl enjoys getting prints of each artist, and so … he is going to display around 26 prints on Tuesday,” said Alejandro Macias, a lecturer in the UTRGV Visual Arts Department. “You are going to see a variety of works from different artists and you are going to see different aesthetics, so it’s going to be avery exciting, eclectic show.”

Zeke Peña, one of the 25 artists whose prints will be displayed in the exhibit, will conduct a printmaking workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Eidman Hall I. Admission is free.

“He even said it himself: He is not a printmaker per se, but he is an artist so he will do a variety of things,” Macias said about Peña.

Other prints in the exhibit are by Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Carlos Barberena, Chris Bardey, Michael Contreras, Karsten Creightney, Francisco Delgado, Gonzalo Espinosa, Juan R. Fuentes, Manuel Guerra, Daniel Gonzalez, Devon Inglee, Eli Levin, Danny Martin, Joe Marshall, Juan de Dios Mora, Henry Morales, Marogon, Victor Muheddine, Martin Quintanilla, Rezizte, Michael Roman, Tanya Rich and Toru Sugita.

The artists are from across the Southwest and Mexico.

“It’s been a while since I have seen a printmaking show, especially a really good one,” Macias said. “I have seen the work already and it varies in style and so for me that’s really exciting to have everyone as an individual artistic style.”

The gallery’s hours for Fall 2015 are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Friday.

Admission is free for Patron of theArts members. General admission is $1 and student semester passes are $3. The exhibit continues through Nov. 25. For
more information, call 882-7025.

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