Art Exhibit, "Herencia" opening reception is July 10

(06-19-2009)

"Woman of La Culebra", acrylic on board, by Carlos Sandoval

The Adams State College Novella Project art show, "Herencia", curated by Dana Maestas, is currently on exhibit in the ASC Community Partnerships, located on the Adams State campus, corner of Main St. and Edgemont Blvd., the show continues until July 17. The opening reception is from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, July 10. The reception is free and open to the public.

Maestas and her husband, artist Huberto Maestas, owners of Jacales Gallery, live in San Luis. Sandra Santa Cruz, Novella Project director, and her students have conducted research in San Luis and its surrounding villages over the past three years to learn first-hand about the community's "living history." Mary Hoffman, executive director of Community Partnerships, offered the newly remodeled gallery space as a way of highlighting the research.

"Herencia " is a mixed media, group show and artists include Carl Jaquez, Annie Troncoso, Huberto Maestas, Charles Ewing, Randy Pijoan, Bianca Maestas, Carlos Sandoval, Victor Vigil, Kent Anderson and Lynn Kircher.

Santa Cruz said "Herencia " is the Spanish word for heritage. "It is a fitting title for a beautiful show that represents the way the people of southern Costilla County view their homeland."

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.