About the Exhibition
Fayetteville Underground Gallery is proud to partner with Traveling Arts Fiesta to present “Fall Landscapes: Here and There,” a juried show of thirteen original works of art produced by five Latinas from around the state. The-exhibit will open with a short lecture, “The Art and Architecture of Havana.”
Ana Sophia Comargo
Ana Sophia Camargo is a Walton Scholar from Panama attending the University of the Ozarks. She says of her works Solastalgia 72830 (the green face) and Solastalgia 0819 (the orange face) “…both works go together conceptually and talk about how autumn landscapes make me think of my home country, Panama, in terms of weather, both places are very contrasting in this time of the year…”
Maria Botti Villegas
During most of my professional career in my native city of Buenos Aires, I was interested in constructive elements found in buildings, cathedrals, and bridges. Now in Arkansas, I feel myself immersed in a grid of natural structures of complex relations: my garden. From ice crystals in winter to deeply transforming shadows in spring and summer, I live among changing surfaces like a sea of small particles of nature. My later work started as an observation of the creative phenomenon of life evolving to express dynamic changes of cyclical structures, where curves develop into spheres and brush strokes with interconnected layers of paint bring motion and velocity.
Jeannie Rodriguez Fowler-Stone
Jeannie Rodriguez Fowler-Stone is a professor at Arkansas Tech University in Russleville who moved to Arkansas in 1964 from Puerto Rico. She is also an artist and writer who through the creation of “Cuba to Arkansas Connection,” a series of traveling art fiestas, has collaborated with other Arkansas Hispanic artists to host authentic fiestas in community.
Virmarie DePoyster works in pastel on paper. She says, “…color is a technique, a tool, a language used to emphasize the meaning of my current human experience. Each piece begins with a design concept, a thoughtful selection of paper type and some surface preparation to produce an intended texture on final work. My process is intentional, yet flexible and expressive.”
Randi Romo is a Queer, Mexican-American artist and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. She came to Arkansas 13 years ago, after falling in love with the State while on a visit during the Fall. Her visual art was a big part of her childhood until a severe brain injury at the age of 13 altered the way she created. For many years she believed that losing her ability to draw and paint the way that she had before the accident meant she couldn’t make art. It wasn’t until 30 years later that Romo would discover a new way to create visual art.