Raíces (Roots) exhibition at WNC gallery; artist reception Feb. 23

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Artist Ruby Barrientos celebrates an El Salvadorian heritage with large paintings and mixed-media artworks in the Raíces (Roots) exhibition.

The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibit is in WNCs Bristlecone Gallery in Carson City. It is open to the public through April 12, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. An artist’s reception will take place Friday, Feb. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m., with an artist’s introduction at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition presents contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures that use traditional Mayan imagery combined with contemporary cultural references giving viewers access to history and current social trends.

For this show, Barrientos built mixed-media sculptures and also used traditional acrylic paint-on-canvas techniques. Barrientos is an “artivist” using an artistic voice coined as Nuwave Mayan, a style that incorporates Barrientos’ Salvadoran Mayan ancestry and heritage in the creation of socially relevant work.

For sign language interpretation or access to assisted listening devices at the reception, let CCAI know of your request at www.info-arts-initiative.org by Feb. 15.

For information, www.ccainv.org.


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