FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from mid-September through mid- October, Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Ana Cifuentes at its New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit will be on display from September 1 through 30--Monday through Friday--from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Ms. Cifuentes, who is of Colombian descent, lives in New York, NY. She was educated at the Fine Arts School in Medellin, Colombia, and the Art Students League, New York, NY.
She has exhibited her work at the: Municipal Council, Medellin, Colombia; Collective Pukara, Brussels, Belgium; Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY; West Side Coalition, New York, NY; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Lafayette Grill, New York, NY; Arts Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, and the Terraza Café, Queens, NY.
Ms. Cifuentes says, “My paintings are very spontaneous. I call the show Silent Tales because my paintings are narratives of events, situations, or thoughts that impress me or weigh upon me as I meditate on something. I translate that idea or event into a painting. I use color to express the mood and atmosphere of what I experience. I like to think that when people see my paintings, they see something they didn’t see before and are confronted in that little moment by a new experience.”
For more information about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Inordinate Desires, one of a series of oil paintings from artist Ana Cifuentes’ exhibit entitled Silent Tales, is on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from September 1 through 30.
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