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From the classical to the abstract First senior art show of the semester opens

“The Return Of The Prodigal Son” by Edna Escobedo

“Never Again,” a senior exhibit that opens at 6 tonight in the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall, features the work of Abigail Gonzalez, Edna Escobedo and Chantal Lugo.

“My art is inspired basically in nature and organic forms and surrealist artists,” Gonzalez said.

Alejandro Macias, a lecturer in the UTRGV Visual Arts Department, said Gonzalez’s work “is far from traditional ceramic work or anything done with clay; it’s very abstract.”

“You are trying to make sense of the work when you first see it but it is very captivating and interesting to look at and she obviously said it was influenced by art,” Macias said.

Escobedo’s art is mostly influenced by the Renaissance and the classical period. “She is very interested in really capturing the figure as realistic as possible,” Macias said.

Most of Lugo’s work is done on tarp and is inspired by expressionism and modernism.

“It’s usually very large and it’s abstract expressionist-influenced, so there is a lot of color,” Macias said.

The three artists will bring different media to the exhibit, including ceramics and paintings.

“They are all very different but they all have a sense of direction when it comes to their work,” Macias said.

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

Admission is free for Patron of the Arts members. General admission is $1 and student semester passes are $3. The exhibit continues through Saturday. For more information, call Macias at 882- 7025.

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