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Mel Casas: Artist as…

Opening reception and book signing with Mel Casas and Nancy L. Kelker on February 28, 2014 at the Visual Arts Gallery.
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Mel Casas: Artist as Cultural Adjuster Book Signing

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WHAT: The Department of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Exhibition program is presenting an exhibition "Mel Casas: Artist and Cultural Adjuster" opening with a reception and book signing with Mel Casa and author, Nancy Kelker. Event is hosted by San Antonio College and the Alamo College District.

WHEN: Friday, February 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and remains on exhibit until April 2.

WHERE: Visual Arts Gallery, 950 Lewis Street, San Antonio, TX

ADD'L INFO: The exhibition presents 76 works selected from more than 750 painting in his extended "Humanscapes Series" produced between 1965 and 2012. Casas is a professor emeritus and former art department chair at San Antonio College who is considered to be one of the important founders of the Chicano Arts movement and whose artwork is in the Smithsonian Institute collection. His art has been described as subtle, outrageous, witty, confrontational, controversial, innovative, provocative, erotic and even x-rated.

Kelker, author of Mel Casas: Artist as Cultural Adjuster, was Casas' adjunct instructor at San Antonio College in the 1970s. In the 1980s she worked as the associate curator of Latin Americans Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art, where she was project director for several exhibitions of Hispanic/Latino art.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Spring Break.