Please join us in welcoming Ray Valdez for his first Austin exhibition!
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:00 – 4:00pm
La Peña Gallery 227 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas, 78701
Ray Valdez, Artist, Muralist, and Tribal member of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians was born in Kingsville, Texas of nahua(mexico)/yaqui(yoeme) Native American ancestry. He is an artist located in Reno, Nevada and has shown his fine art paintings in galleries throughout the United States. He is also a muralist, with 30 murals in Nevada, the largest being approximately 4,000 square feet created for Truckee Meadows Water Authority.
Special Performance by The Eagle Point Singers, an intertribal drum group from the Austin area. They are a “northern drum” singing in a style that originated on the plains of the northern US and Canada.
Exhibit runs November 23 - December 31
Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams
La Peña is proud to announce the recent publication of Liliana Wilson's book, "Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams."
.“. . . a robust resource on this significant Latina artist who creates ‘alternative realities where social injustices are exposed, deconstructed, and ultimately rendered obsolete.’”–Women in the Arts Magazine
Available in hardcover at La Peña – $30
Here's a wonderful recent article featured in The Rivard Report, an online magazine serving San Antonio and surrounding areas:
Liliana Wilson's Gentle Activism
Born in the coastal city of Valparaíso, Chile, the Austin-based artist Liliana Wilson practiced drawing at an early age, but thought that she would make her living in either architecture or law. Read more here: therivardreport