FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artists Julian Caso, Louis Mendez and Luis Soler at the Brooklyn location gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY. This exhibit will be on display through October 26. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, September 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from mid-September through mid-October.
According to Robert Keiber, Curator, Berkeley College Brooklyn and New York City Midtown location galleries, the selected works are diverse. “I chose each of these artists – Julian Caso, Louis Mendez, and Luis Soler – to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month because of their excellent reputations and considerable skills, and because they offer three distinctly different perspectives and styles in the Hispanic tradition,” said Mr. Keiber. “I was very lucky and quite thrilled to be able to schedule all three very busy artists for this exhibit.”
Julian Caso is a Cuban artist who combines Cubism with Modernism. His murals have been featured in many New York City and Atlanta restaurants, nightclubs and clothing stores. He received an award for best oil painting from the National Art League in Flushing, NY.
Louis Mendez is a confirmed sculptor and potter who was born in New York City and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in industrial design from Alfred University. His ceramic sculptures have been exhibited in galleries all over the world, including in New York City, Italy and France. He first gained recognition at the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts Ceramic Nationals. He has only recently returned to painting, and his work in sculpture greatly influences his new paintings.
Luis Soler is a graduate of the Academia de Bellas Artes in his native Spain. This institution boasts many famous alumni, including Pablo Picasso. Mr. Soler also studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. His paintings range from portraits to landscapes to still life. In New York, he most recently showed at the Lawrence Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Robert Keiber, Curator, Berkeley College Brooklyn and New York City Midtown location galleries, at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 212-252-2065.
A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: “Oh Hillary,” by artist Louis Mendez, is one of the paintings on display at the Berkeley College Brooklyn location gallery through October 26.
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