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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.