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Emporium Center to Feature Hispanic Artists

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"Landscape Cuzqueño" (watercolor) by Ruth Chang White; "Colores del Carnaval" by Jorge Yances

KNOXVILLE -- One of the features of Hispanic Heritage month in Knoxville and at the HOLA Festival on September 24 will be an exhibition by Hispanic artists that live and work in the United States. "Frutos Latinos II" will be on display at the Emporium Center on Gay Street beginning Friday, September 2.

The exhibition is hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Fourteen artists will showcase works in the following media: oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and more. Small works will be displayed at the Knoxville Museum of Art, opening September 15.

The exhibition shows the diversity of media and style produced by contemporary Hispanic artists who explore what it means to now live and work in the United States. Artists included in the exhibition are: Tony Caiza (Ecuador); Rafael Casco (Honduras); Valeria Eiler (Chile); Astrid Galindo (Mexico); Jorge Gómez del Campo (Mexico); Stella C. Martin (Colombia); Aida Reyes (El Salvador); Dina Ruta (Argentina); Patricia Tinajero (Ecuador); Loren Velázquez (Puerto Rico); Eugenio Wade (Argentina); Patty Wade (Argentina); Ruth Chang White (Perú); and Jorge Yances (Colombia).

"Frutos Latinos II" will be displayed in the main gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from September 2-30, 2011.

An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on September 2 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Emporium will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the holiday. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

Published August 29, 2011

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