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UT Tyler Fine Arts Complex Features Mexican Artwork Exhibit

May 23, 2014

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beaded gourdThe University of Texas at Tyler Fine Arts Complex Gallery currently features “Hecho a Mano: Arte de Mexico-Made by Hand: Art of Mexico,” Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced.

The public exhibition, presenting a selection of works by Mexican artists from the Tyler Museum of Art’s Boeckman Collection, will continue through Tuesday, June 24. It is organized and curated by UT Tyler students in the Latin American folk art course, which is led by Dr. Elizabeth Lisot, visiting assistant professor of art history.

yarn painting“Mexico has many cultural influences, both Spanish colonial and indigenous. Today, artworks are still made in family studios and by Native Indian tribes,” Lisot said. “Come and see this special exhibition to enjoy a vibrant visual experience and learn about Mexican art made by hand – hecho a mano!”

Selections include Coyotepec pottery by Doña Rosa, yarn painting and beadwork by Huichol Indians, Jalisco and Puebla ceramics, metal works from the Esquivel workshop, Oaxacan wood carvings including an Alebrije, celebratory masks and a mosaic by Andrés Huerta Ortega from Tlaxcala.  

alebrije creatureGallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special appointment.

Groups are encouraged to call in advance, Lisot added. To schedule a visit, call 903.566.7250.

For more information, email Lisot, elisot@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

MADE BY HAND: Some of the works featured include (at top) a beaded gourd, (at left) yarn painting and (bottom) an Alebrije wood carving. The public exhibition, presenting a selection of works by Mexican artists from the Tyler Museum of Art's Boeckman Collection, will continue through Tuesday, June 24. 

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