Artists on Art with Alejandra Carrillo
El Paso Museum of Art
Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.
Join the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Artists on Art with Alejandra Carrillo. This 3rd Thursday event is free to the public.
Artists on Art – located at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30 minute discussion on their work and its relation to the Museum’s permanent collection. There are six exhibits per year and the work is exhibited for a two-month period. Artists who wish to participate should call (915) 532-1707 x 14.
Born in Cd. Juarez, raised in El Paso, Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada is a recent graduate from UTEP. She earned her degree in studio art metals and sculpture graduating with honors and is a recipient of the Luis Jimenez Scholarship Award. Carrillo likes to work with found objects and alternative materials in both her jewelry and in sculptures. She was also the gallery coordinator while attending UTEP at the Union Gallery. Carrillo curated the exhibitions such as “Green: Young, Lush and Blooming” and “Blurring the Borderlines” along with coordinating a total of 10 exhibitions showcased at the Union Gallery.
Carrillo-Estrada has shown her work in El Paso, participated in “Las Artistas: Fine Art Craft Sale” for three consecutive years, and was in the “Annual Juried Student Show” at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts twice. She also earned an Honorable Mention Award in sculpture in 2008 for “Premio Chihuahua”. She is currently working as a bench jeweler and her work was recently selected for the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ “Exhibition in Motion” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.