Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Dr. Haig David-West
PORTALES--An exhibition titled "Fragmented Image" by Gloria Rodriguez Calero
will run through Sept. 30 in the Runnels Gallery in the Golden Library at
Eastern New Mexico.
The featured artist, Gloria Rodriguez Calero, was born in Puerto Rico,
raised in New York, and for the past 15 years has worked and resided in New
Jersey. Educated at the School of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico and the Art
Students League in New York City, Ms. Calero has developed a painting style
she calls Acrollage. She defines the style as a combination of disparate
mediums that are evolved into another dimension of quality and visual
Ms. Calero is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious
McDowell Scholarship which enabled her to travel and study in France and
Spain, and fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She
has also received residencies from the New York State Council on the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has exhibited in
important galleries and museums across the United States and the Caribbean.
Her work is in many notable private and public collections.
Ms. Calero will present a public lecture on her work at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
Sept. 24 in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. This will
be preceded by a gallery reception in her honor at 5 p.m. Everyone is
invited to the exhibition, reception, and lecture.
These events are jointly sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
and the Department of Art at Eastern New Mexico University to mark Hispanic
Runnels Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and
by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, contact
Dr. Haig David-West, professor and chair of the ENMU Department of Art at