Arts Visalia: Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica Exhibition and Opening Reception

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Name: Arts Visalia: Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica Exhibition and Opening Reception
Date: January 2, 2020 - January 31, 2020
Event Description:
In January 2020, Arts Visalia presents Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica is an exhibition by Madera native Gloria Osuna Perez, which achieved great success in El Paso, Texas and in the Chicano Art Movement. Her work has appeared in a one-woman show in the Clinton White House, in the El Paso Museum of Art, and most recently, 20 years after her death, her widower, Roberto Perezdiaz brought it to the Madera County Arts Council’s Circle Gallery. According to Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqhi is the Moon goddess. The exhibition consists of Gloria’s interpretation of the Coyolxauhqui wheel, along with ten paintings of women who the artist claims are direct descendants of Coyolxauhqui’s sacrifice. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica will be displayed January 2nd through January 31st, with an opening reception on First Friday, January 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant. In February 2020, Arts Visalia will host the artworks of Broni Likomanov. Broni was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied art design at Apply Art High School and took his B.A. of animation film making from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art. Broni currently lives with his wife and children in Studio City, California. He has been working as an artist in the animation industry for over 20 years for such companies as Disney, Universal, Klasky Csupo, and Loonland. He has been nominated for an Emmy twice. His original paintings and sculptures are in private collections in the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and Bulgaria. Some of his sculptures are also exhibited in the Silvana Gallery in Glendale, CA. Broni states, "The primary interest in my paintings and sculptures is the human. I intentionally strip my subject from any particular time or place. By removing the background and isolating the subject, I explore the raw, universal human emotions with simple gestures, poses, and facial expressions. I'm not interested in telling stories of great importance. The characters in my artwork are "torn" by their emotions (loneliness, fatigue, love, desire, lust, etc.). My goal is for the viewer to complete the captured moments in time, the scattered pieces and glimpses of emotions, and to unfold their own stories." Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of 5-17 year old participants of our children’s classes from December’s session of Art in Sculpting. Arts Visalia’s spring class enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. Spring classes start in February. There is a wide range of classes offered for both adults and children. Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291. For more information on all Arts Visalia events and available classes visit our website at or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905.
214 E. Oak Ave. Visalia, Ca 93291
Date/Time Information:
First Friday Opening Reception: January 3rd, @6-8pm
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Free Admission
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