Cuentos de la Ciudad: The Art of Eric Villareal
Artes de la Rosa
Opening February 10, 2012
As part of it’s 2011/2012 Season of art, entertainment and culture, Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts is proud to showcase the artwork of Eric Villarreal in the exhibit, Cuentos de la Ciudad. The exhibit will open on February 10th starting at 6:00 pm with a light reception. Eric Villarreal will be on hand to discuss his artwork and meet and greet the public.
The Artes de la Rosa Gallery is located at 1442 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164. For more information please call Producing Director Mark Alcala 817-735-1117 or visit www.artesdelarosa.org.
About the Exhibit
Exploring the world of his childhood, Artist Eric Villarreal offers a vivid yet moody view of the community he grew up in. Depicting images of ‘el barrio’ with vivid color and strong imagery, he unfolds breathtaking stories that serve as testemant to the lives surrounding all artists.
From the Artist
Growing up, there weren’t any galleries or museums to expose me to the great artists of the past and present. I relied mainly on television and movies to expose me to artistic visions and style. Media has had a great impact on how I perceive the world. Therefore, it is only natural that it extends to my paintbrush as well. Recently, I have simplified the backgrounds and concentrated more on the figure itself. My aim is to set the mood between art and viewers, allowing the audience to reach their own conclusions to the story that is untold. My paintings are not only my observations on the world, but a testament of my life and the people I surround myself with.