Mexican American Cultural Center is host to Art Opening of Two Exhibits in Austin

In the Main Gallery

The artist, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, presents a striking juxtaposition of Baroque  artistic traditions and Mexican corridos, narrative songs about oppression and other salient
societal issues.  In Barroco en la Frontera/Baroque on the Border, the sixteen paintings, including a triptych, depict the turmoil that permeates the United States-Mexico border.
Gallery Opening Reception
Friday, June 29
7 – 9 p.m.
In the Community Gallery
“Art of a flying tiger. Paintings about king-fu, stray animals, astronomy, and medicine.  Be so happy that when others see you they become happy too.”
Matthew Bonifacio
Matthew Bonifacio was born in South Austin in a house now known as a
Cathedral of Junk.
Since the age of three,  he has studied and practiced painting, animation, and film.
He has garnered local acclaim as well as residencies at Hartford, Connecticut’s Pope Park, New York’s Deitch Projects Art Parade, and in Brazil.
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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of

Mexican American Cultural Arts and heritage.
The center is a resource for the community and visitors to learn and participate in programs that will foster a meaningful understanding and appreciation of not only Mexican American, but also Native American, Chicano, and other Latino cultures.  The programs, events and educational curriculum include the areas of visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, music, multi-media and film.
600 River Street ~ Austin ~ Texas ~ 78701  maccaustin.org   ~  512.974.3772

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