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McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Departure of Director Liliana Bloch

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) announces the departure of Director Liliana Bloch. Liliana submitted her resignation as Director on Friday, March 4, 2011, due to health concerns. Mrs. Bloch has been associated with the MAC for six years, serving three years as a member of the Board of Directors, followed by an additional three years as Director/Curator of the MAC.

Mrs. Bloch received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Jesuit Central American University in El Salvador. She also holds a Master in Business Administration from INCAE in Costa Rica. Mrs. Bloch has worked with important multinational companies such as France Telecom prior moving to Dallas. She has studied drawing and painting at Sofia Art Academy in Dallas, a prestigious private art school specialized in teaching visual arts with the European classic method.

Under Mrs. Bloch’s direction her passion and open minded approach to art resulted in many interesting and thought provoking exhibitions. “The Way Home,” sculptural works of Kana Harada, installations by Bryan Florentin, Michelle Murillo, Mary Beth Edelson and paintings and sculpture by Armando Romero are just a few of the exhibitions that were conceptualized by Mrs. Bloch over the last two years. Her support of art in all forms resulted in eclectic exhibitions that were embraced by the Dallas art community. Mrs. Bloch successfully expanded the MAC’s programming to two new venues in Dallas, one at the Mercantile Coffee House and the other with Ro2 Art, that continue to give many young artists additional opportunities to exhibit their work.

We sincerely wish her a full and speedy recovery and great success in all her future endeavors. Lisa Hees is currently assuming Mrs. Bloch’s duties of Director until further review by the Board of Directors of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.

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