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April 3, 2003
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Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
Kathy Zimmerer
(310) 243-3334


California State University, Dominguez Hills To Showcase
"José Guadalupe Posada: My Mexico" Art Exhibit

Carson, Calif - The vivid and vibrant colors of the Mexican culture will be on display as California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) showcases the "José Guadalupe Posada: My Mexico" art exhibit in the University Art Gallery beginning April 10 and ending April 30. This exhibit, comprised of 110 prints, was selected from the Charlot Collection in the Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Posada (1852-1913) was one of Mexico's most popular and prolific artists, whose powerful works graced hundreds of single, printed sheets that combined image, headline and text to create a broadsheet or broadside. Almost every aspect of Mexican life was depicted in Posada's work. Some critics have proclaimed Posada's goal was to educate and inform the masses. "Working extensively with publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, Posada illuminated the realities of political events, crimes, disaster, miracles, the glorification of popular heroes, and the denigration of dictators," said gallery director, Kathy Zimmerer.

There will be an opening reception on April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Miguel Dominguez, Ph.D., and chair for the University's foreign languages department, will give a tour of the exhibit at 7 p.m. An expert on Mexican folk art and culture, Dr. Dominguez frequently lectures on Mexican art and artists.

"José Guadalupe Posada: My Mexico" is organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery and supported in part by a grant from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Charlot Foundation, the UH Women's Campus Club, the University of Hawaii Student Activity and Program Fee Board, and the Watumull Grant for Museum, Studies in the Arts. The exhibit is sponsored at CSU Dominguez Hills by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free to the exhibition and lecture. The campus is located a 1000 E. Victoria Street in the city of Carson near the Harbor/Artesia Freeway Interchange. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $2 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

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