Sunday, September 18, 2011

Manuel Alfaro, Amerique Powell at U of Phoenix Gallery

University of Phoenix
10345 Professional Circle

An exhibition of current work by University of Nevada Reno MFA candidates Amerique Powell and Manuel Alfaro is at the University of Phoenix Gallery through November 16. Sierra Arts in Reno manages the gallery.

Manuel Alfaro said that "The inspiration for my work comes from Aztec culture and the current drug war in Mexico. Researching Aztec culture has led me into a complex world of religion and mythology, a world of deity lords and gods."

Amerique Powell said that "This body of work is the result of an exploration of the emotional connection I have with my pets, and my fascination with and attraction to decorative pattern. By merging the animals and patterns, my goal is to give them equal weight, both formally and conceptually, so that neither one is the obvious 'subject.'" Ms. Powell is on the CCAI Artists In Education Roster and teaching CCAI art workshops this fall for students at Carson Middle School, Carson City.

The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm, Friday 8:00am-9:30pm, Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-8:00pm.
For additional information, please call Sierra Arts at 775.329.2782.

[image and text from Sierra Arts' press release]

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