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Las Loterias Event at TWU Combines Art and Music

08/28/03


DENTON — A collaborative effort between School of the Arts faculty at Texas Woman’s University will provide an evening of art, music and dance Thursday, Sept. 4 on the university’s Denton campus. Special guests will include Enrique Fernandez Cervantes, visual arts coordinator for the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, and Dr. Michael Boyd, a nationally renowned pianist from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

An opening reception for Las Loterias, an exhibition of art works with imagery based on a Mexican children’s game, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building, located at Texas and Oakland streets. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition is on display in the TWU Gallery of Art through Friday, Sept. 26.

Sharon Warwick, TWU assistant professor of art education, organized the exhibit, drawing inspiration from a Loteria exhibit at the Bath House Cultural Center.

Loteria, a game similar to Bingo, combines traditional folk images with text. Artists Sara Cardona, Viola Delgado, Amalia Elmasri, Maria Teresa Garcia Pedroche, Elva Perez and Elizabeth Zaremba created a series of works for the exhibit based on imagery and/or text from the game.

The opening reception for Las Loterias will feature Mexican folk dances performed by members of the TWU Dance Department at 6:30 p.m., followed by a talk by Cervantes at 7 p.m. Cervantes will discuss Loteria, the artists, their work and personal narratives or childhood memories in the works of contemporary Latina artists.

A lecture-recital by Dr. Michael Boyd will follow the reception at 8 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located directly opposite the Fine Arts Building. Boyd will focus on the Flamenco influence in Latin music and the historic role of women in Flamenco dance. El Amor Brujo, a concert transcription of work by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, will be the centerpiece of the lecture-recital.

The event is a collaboration of efforts between Warwick and fellow TWU faculty members Gladys Keeton, associate professor of dance; and Dr. Richard Shuster, assistant professor of piano and music history. John Weinkein, director of the TWU School of the Arts, is the facilitator for the event.

For additional information, call (940) 898-2500.

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