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Rubin Center to showcase 100 artists for 100 years of UTEP history

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Cristina Esquivel
The“10 Squared: 100 Artists Celebrate the Centennial” exhibition will open on March 27 and continue until April 26 at the Rubin Center. Open house will take place from 4-7 p.m. on April 10.

I think more people need to be involved in the art exhibit and even attending art shows locally and at the Rubin.- Marco Sanchez, senior studio art major

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and the Department of Art have joined in the centennial celebration by inviting 100 artists to be featured in this one-of-kind Project Space exhibition.

Local artists, past and current faculty and art department alumni will participate in an art show entitled, “10 Squared: 100 Artists Celebrate the Centennial.”

There will be 100 artists working on art pieces that are 100 cm x 100 cm—essentially embracing UTEP’s 100 years.

Photos documenting the history of the Department of Art and the Rubin Center will complement the artworks as well.

“This show…will serve as a catalyst for raising funds for future education and outreach programming, bringing contemporary art to a new generation of artists and audiences from around the city,” said Kerry Doyle, director of the Rubin Center.

Doyle also said that the university has commissioned a selection of original artwork by past visiting artists, UTEP faculty, outstanding alumni, local artists from El Paso and Juárez and even several pieces of art by youth and teens, who have participated in the Rubin Center’s educational activities.

“There are so many good artists coming out of the region. I think more people need to be involved in the art exhibits and even attending art shows locally and at the Rubin,” said Marco Sanchez, senior studio art major. “I would like to see these shows have some more exposure. I heard of this exhibit through faculty at the art department, and I’m looking forward to supporting friends involved in the show and seeing what art everyone is working on.”

Aside from the university’s centennial celebration, the Rubin Center will celebrate its own 10-year anniversary in 2015. During those 10 years, the center has hosted visiting artists from around the world in more than 100 exhibitions, commissions and installations.

“We are thrilled to be a part of UTEP’s centennial celebrations,” said Doyle. “The Rubin Center has a particular affinity for UTEP’s commitment to access and excellence in the border region and we have created programming throughout 2014 that showcases how that commitment is reflected in the artistic and academic practices on campus.”

“10 Squared: 100 Artists Celebrate the Centennial” will open March 27 and will be on display until April 26. The awards ceremony for this exhibit, along with an open house, will take place from 4-7 p.m. April 10.

Lesly Limon may be reached at [email protected].

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