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Two students who are ready to graduate from the MFA program this semester:

Eduardo Quintero

Eduardo Quintero

Eduardo Quintero ushered me into his studio and showed me his work.  His big painting covers the whole studio wall and he has smaller canvasses stapled to the big one.  He said he is angry at the policy on immigration and that his art work reflects that anger.  The words scrawled across the canvas are from the lyrics of Motley Crue, a heavy metal band formed in the 1980’s which is still in existence. “I’m on my way just set me free … you can’t kill me cuz I’m already inside … Home sweet Home” … On the front of his T-shirt it says “I WANT YOU GRINGO !”

Eduardo Quintero

Eduardo Quintero

Contrary to the above he is affable, educated, and well-spoken.  “The loss of land and second class citizenship has made the people of this region a poverty-stricken minority … I have chosen the media of drawing, painting, and collage to express my cultural identity as a Chicano.”

tiVictoria Hidalgo

Victoria Hidalgo

The other candidate for a MFA is Victoria Hidalgo …a vivacious young woman bursting with energy.  Her artist statement says “My paintings are a reflection of the emotional experiences in my life; the joy of living life, never regretting the past, and embracing all that life has to offer.”  ….

Victoria Hidalgo

Victoria Hidalgo

“Color is another way that I am able to inject vibrancy into my paintings.”
The joy and goodwill glowing from her face is delightful !

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