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The El Paso Museum of Art announces Artists on Art with Carlos Estrada-Vega

Tanganyika by Carlos Estrada-Vega, 2011 (photo courtesy the artist)

Tanganyika by Carlos Estrada-Vega, 2011 (photo courtesy the artist)

Artists on Art with Carlos Estrada-Vega
El Paso Museum of Art
Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.

Please join the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. for Artists on Art with Carlos Estrada-Vega. This 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 interested in being featured in Artists on Art are encouraged to contact Christian Gerstheimer, Curator at (915) 532-1707 x 20.

Carlos Estrada-Vega was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art/Religious Studies from California State University, Bakersfield in 1995. In 1997 he earned a Master of Arts degree in painting from Claremont Graduate University, CA.

The artist’s sculptural paintings explore the subtle relationships of color and form through repetition and simplicity. The work Tanganyika, 2011 is from the Mother Africa series and is among the largest works yet created by Estrada-Vega.

Estrada-Vega has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United States. His work can be found in public and private collections in Europe, Mexico and the United States. In 1999 he received a City of Los Angeles C.O.L.A. Award and in 2000 was the recipient of an eight month work/study trip to France.

Parking is available at the Convention Center Parking Garage, Mills Plaza Parking Garage and the Camino Real Hotel for a fee. Limited metered parking is available on Main Street.

Tanganyika by Carlos Estrada-Vega, 2011 (photo courtesy the artist)

Tanganyika by Carlos Estrada-Vega, 2011 (photo courtesy the artist)

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