Sept 6, 2011— Gallery 23, the art gallery in the University Center on UTSA’s Main Campus, is pleased to welcome the photography of Dr. Ricardo Romo for the first exhibit of the Fall 2011 semester. “Culture/Cultura” features 12 distinct photographs depicting people, places, and art exemplifying the concept of culture around San Antonio and the world. The exhibit will be featured in Gallery 23 from August 29th through September 16th. There will also be an exhibit reception on Wednesday, September 14th beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium area outside the gallery.
“Culture/Cultura” is President Romo’s second exhibition in Gallery 23. Last year his work was featured during the grand opening of the gallery with “South Africa”—an exhibit featuring images from his trip to that part of the world. “I am honored to share my work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community,” said President Romo.
Arturo Almeida, curator of the UTSA Art Collection, curated both the exhibit and calendar. “Dr. Romo’s work beautifully illuminates what is unique and wonderful about people and cultures around the world,” Almeida said.
As a companion to the exhibit, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs has produced a commemorative calendar of all exhibition photographs. The university community will have the opportunity to purchase these calendars at the Roadrunner Express on the UC Paseo, room 1.00.43. All proceeds generated from the purchase will benefit the Student Affairs Transformation Fund which provides grants to student affairs professionals to enable programs and professional development supporting the strategic plans of UTSA and Student Affairs plans.
“The images in the exhibit and calendar underscore our Student Affairs vision to be leaders in the development of a dynamic and diverse culture that facilitates learning and engages students,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Gage Paine. “We thank President Romo for collaborating with us to both support art on campus and the Student Affairs Transformation Fund.”
President Romo will be available to sign purchased calendars as time allows at the Wednesday, September 14th reception.
Gallery 23 serves a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus, and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase the works of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local artists. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center Room 1.02.23. For more information, contact Tyler Alyse Archer, program coordinator, at 210-458-7827.