UIW Hosts Dolores de Crecimiento Exhibition

A unique art exhibition showcasing memories from childhood, death and cultural folklore is on display in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center at the University of the Incarnate Word. The exhibition, titled Dolores de Crecimiento, runs through Friday, Nov. 4.

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Semmes Gallery, Kelso Art Center

Artists Lisette Chavez and Coco Rico explore memories and tragedies that become lifelong lessons shaping adulthood transcending physical growth. While Chavez and Rico desire to reminisce about fonder times, often their work is fueled by tormented memories. Rico’s childhood includes witnessing animal slaughter and cruelty. Chavez felt forced to go to stranger’s funerals and to church with her mother.

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Semmes Gallery, Kelso Art Center

To express these details from their past, both artists expose their vulnerable positions of worries and sadness through beautiful drawings and lithographs. An exhibition closing reception will be held in the Kelso Art Center from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding UIW holidays). For more information about this exhibit, contact (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

 

Interior Design Students Win Big

Students from the UIW Interior Design program had a great week of recognition for their creative work and dedication. Interior Design students placed in both the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pinnacle of Design Awards as well as the Fall 2016 San Antonio Home & Garden Show, which took place at the Alamodome.

ASID Pinnacle of Design Awards
UIW Interior Design students entered projects from their classes, and professional designers from other locations judged them. Ashley Shirley, who graduated in 2016, entered her senior capstone project and won first place. Kory Lipscomb, who is currently still in the Interior Design program, took second place for her Residential Design II project.

 

 

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Ashley Shirley, ASID Pinnacle of Design Award first place winner
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Kory Lipscomb, ASID Pinnacle of Design second place winner

Fall 2016 San Antonio Home & Garden Show
UIW Interior Design held a student competition to determine which three students would design and furnish a 10’ x 20’ room vignette at the Fall 2016 San Antonio Home & Garden Show. Five professional interior designers came and judged students’ presentations of their concepts. The three students who won were: Kory Lipscomb, Cody Rackley, and Danielle Reyes. Sherwin Williams donated paint. Home Depot at SE Military HWY & Godiad gave each student a $50 in-store credit. The At Home store in Live Oak allowed students to select furniture and accessories and Cort Furniture allowed students to select furniture to be used. Show Technologies, who puts on the Home & Garden show, had three 10’ x 20’ space built and ready for students to begin their work on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Show Technologies also constructed a stage area for Interior Design speakers next to the students’ vignettes.

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