ARTS VISALIA April Exhibit Artist's Talk
Patricia Rangel, Conectado a Tierra, Grounded
Patricia Rangel will be creating her works Conectado a Tierra, Grounded at the gallery during the week prior to the opening. Patricia is a native of Dinuba in Tulare County. She graduated in 2015 from California State University, Long Beach with a Masters in Fine Art. She now teaches part time in the Metal and Wood programs at CSULB and is a shop instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Patricia collects materials from places that hold personal significance--orchards, roadsides, her grandfather's ranch, her parent's backyard, and Smith Mountain Cemetary in the San Joaquin Valley. She works the dirt by mixing, using, reusing, and re-contextualizing it. Susceptible to decay in their own way, Patricia's sculptures serve as an ongoing exploration of growth, change and loss.
Reception: Friday, April 7th, 6-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 8th, 2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Runs: April 5th - 28th, 2017, Wed. - Sat., Noon to 5:30 pVisit Event Website for More Info