Gallery Speaker: Curator of "Nosotras" to Lead Discussion Nov. 9

Art Curator Virginia Dodier will present a Gallery lecture Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 161.

Dodier was the curator of “Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas” which is being exhibited in Gallery I until November 30.

As a Mexican-American born on the border and raised in Middle America, Dodier – photography historian, curator, and director of the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center in New Mexico – has experienced the feeling of living in two worlds. She organized “Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas” to present positive images of women’s lives lived “between here and the homeland.”

Artists featured in “Nosotras” include Karen Bucher, Patricia Gomez, Angela Cappetta, Scott Nava, Nereida Garcia-Ferraz, Tone Stockenstrom, Mary Teresa Giancoli, and Lupita Murillo Tinnen.

The exhibition is made possible by Exhibits USA and Mid America Arts Alliance.

In Gallery II through November 30, “Portraits of Women from the UALR Permanent Collection” will be on exhibit. The majority of the artworks held in the UALR Permanent Art Collection are on loan across campus. Small groupings from the collection can be viewed in offices and departments at UALR.

In recent years, Brad Cushman, gallery director, and Nathan Larson, assistant curator, have selected exhibitions from the Permanent Collection, organized around a theme or an idea for the late spring and summer exhibitions in the Fine Arts Building.

“Portraits of Women from the UALR Permanent Collection” has been installed to complement the exhibition of “Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas” in Gallery I.

The portraits exhibition features eleven works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography.

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