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On behalf of the Latino Graduate Student Association, Union Board CANVAS, Black Graduate Student Association, IUSA, Office of Diversity, Education, the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, and the Office of the VP for Diversity, Equity, & Multicultural Affairs, we would like to cordially invite you to the
Gallery opening for "My Fire," paintings by Bertha E. Gutierrez
Friday, September 24, 2010, at 6 pm
Indiana Memorial Union Gallery (IMUG)
Refreshments will be served
Exhibition dates are September 24–October 15
B.E. Gutierrez is a young Latina artist native of El Salvador. Inspired by artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera among others, her art is filled with brilliant color and depictions of life as a Latino/a in the United States.
Her paintings depict issues that reflect the life of a college student living in the rural state of Arkansas and addresses potent issues (such as being an immigrant), cultural and identity development in the United States, the loss of life, and the magic captured in natural wonders like the ocean and sunsets.
Gutierrez is also a talented artist in the realms of photography and creative writing, particularly poetry. She is creating a whole new series of paintings titled, "My Fire," especially for her exhibition at Indiana University.
The IMUG has displayed many works of art, but has to date not showcased a Latina artist. As a recent college graduate from the University of Arkansas, Gutierrez is able to relate to current college students in her art as her paintings are inclusive of collegiate experiences and friendships established while in college through the lens of a Hispanic-Latino/a-American.
The IU Bloomington community will benefit from this art exhibit to learn more about the lives and issues that current Latino/a Hoosiers face and value as a result of their race and ethnicity; as well as being able to identify the brilliance, beauty, and art in all of our surroundings.
Revised: September 22, 2010
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs