The Border Art Residency is offering a unique opportunity to meet, and preview the work of internationally known Mexican artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda on Saturday, April 16.
Almanza is known for his gravity-defying sculptures and sculptural photographs. In recent years, he has built large scuba tanks to construct and photograph his work.
Almanza, who splits his time between New York City and Mexico City, has a master’s in fine arts from New York’s Hunter College. He has had solo shows at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mexico City’s Museo Experimental El Eco, Ohio’s College of Wooster Art Museum and the Gerald and Stanley Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The annual meet-the-artist event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. The day will begin with a mixer at 3 p.m. at Ruli’s International Kitchen, 4176 N. Mesa, followed by a 4 p.m.
VIP bus ride to the studio in La Union, N.M. Drinks, food and studio tours will be offered beginning at 5 p.m.
Admission is a $100 donation to the Border Art Residency, and includes the bus ride, drinks, food and a raffle ticket. They are available by calling 915-533-4020 or online at epcf.org/give/donate (in the project name field type BAR52 if riding the bus, BARMeet if not riding the bus).
The Border Art Residency is a supporting organization of the El Paso Community Foundation. Artists selected for the program are allowed to focus on a project without the pressure of immediate sales or an outside job to pay for housing expenses.