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Glass Artwork with a Latin American Influence

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Usually glass is used to hold your favorite drink, but one art exhibition proves that glass can be used in other ways than holding your drink.

The Latin American Glass Art Invitational Exhibition at the University of Arizona features glass art from six different artists from Mexico, Venezuela and Chile.

The exhibition is a part of the event, Viva el Vidrio, in Tucson that showcases the artwork throughout the city, according to Brooke Grucella, the gallery curator for the Joseph Gross Gallery at the UA.

“This exhibition is a part of a community-wide event,” she said. “This exhibition, along with many other galleries across the city, highlights the glass art of artists who combine culture and communicate in their work.”

The gallery has seen people view the exhibition since it opened in mid-February.

“Quite a bit of traffic has come into the gallery to see the artwork,” she said.

One of the reasons why the artwork is being showcased at the UA is to expose the public to a different kind of art and also show a different medium to the art students of the school.

Grucella said the school of art does not offer the students a class in making glass, so it exposes them to that medium. She added it also exposes everyone to something else they might have not have seen before.

The artists featured in the gallery include: Edison Osorio Zapata, Raquel Stolarski-Assael, Susan Plum, Luisa Restrepo, Valeria Florescano and Josefina Munoz.

The exhibition is located in the school of art, in the Joseph Gross Gallery. The exhibition ends on Apr. 10 and is free to the public.

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