Selections from the Great Mexican-American Songbook by Paul Valadez

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Presented by Kotler Art Gallery at John F. Germany Public Library, Tampa FL

Jan 02
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Mar 01
Selections from the Great Mexican-American Songbook by Paul Valadez

Using music sheets from the traditional “Great American Songbook” of the early 20th Century as a foundation, Paul Valadez transforms a language of images into a collage of race, culture, and history, with a measure of satire.

The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery of the John F. Germany Public Library proudly presents the work of Paul Valadez in the new exhibit, “Selections from the Great Mexican-American Songbook.” Valadez draws inspiration from his childhood memories and his upbringing in a bi-cultural family in California. Using music sheets from the traditional “Great American Songbook” of the early 20th Century as a foundation, he transforms a language of images into a collage of race, culture, and history, with a measure of satire.

Paul Valadez was born in California into a Mexican-American family. He received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he was awarded a Weiss Fellowship for Urban Livability. His work has been on exhibit at such places as the Nevada Museum of Art, Latino Art Museum of Pomona, CA, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. Valadez aspires to make art as a Mexican-American artist that challenges the viewer’s preconceived notions of what Mexican-American art can be.

ADMISSION INFO

FREE

Contact: 813-273-3652

LOCATION

John F. Germany Public Library

900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

PARKING INFO

Nearby parking garage and street parking available.

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    • Wheelchair Access

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