The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) presents Tierra Sagrada / Sacred Land by artist Jesus Toro Martinez in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery from September 13 through November 23, 2019.
The exhibit celebrates our Central and South Texas native lands through large scale paintings using mixed media and recycled materials.
About the Artist:
Jesus Toro Martinez is a native Texan and currently works out of his studio at Lone Star Art Space, an Artist Incubation Studio for visual artists in San Antonio. Born in Laredo, TX Martinez attended Austin Community College and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Art Institute of San Antonio (Trinity University, San Antonio) and a Masters of Fine Arts (University of Ravenhurst - Amsterdam, Netherlands).
He has participated in group art exhibits at Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, The Museum of Modern Art - Tampere, Finland, Galleria Amores - Mexico City, and Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin. In 2015 he was part of the Jerusalem Biannual. Martinez’s work is part of the permanent collection of The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Latino Art Museum at the Pomona Art Colony - Pomona, California. http://jesustoromartinez.simpl.com/
Artwork Detail: A walk down stream at Bull Creek, 25.5ft x 5.5ft, oil on canvas with raw materials, 2019
About the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center:
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures.
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