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Past Exhibits

Texas Contemporary Artists Series: Franco Mondini Ruiz

A San Antonio lawyer turned artist, with no formal training, Franco Mondini-Ruiz felt compelled to create. His entry in the Texas Contemporary Artists series pays tribute to early San Antonio artists.


About the Exhibit:

Texas Contemporary Artists Series: Franco Mondini Ruiz

June 11, 2012 - September 2, 2012

The Texas Contemporary Artists Series exhibitions showcase the talents of some of Texas’ premier artists. This series focuses on the work of contemporary artists who call Texas home. Common to all of their work is the bold vision and unbridled exuberance that is the quintessence of Texan culture. The Texas Contemporary Artists Series is curated by Arturo Infante Almeida, curator for the UTSA art collection.
The latest artist in the series is Franco Mondini-Ruiz. In the artist’s words:
Although I am a fan of San Antonio history, biography, and period painting, I never dreamed I would have a body of work inspired by early 20th century Texas bluebonnet painters.  I am an artist better known for sticking diamond rings on doughnuts and calling it high art. However, my artistic journey and constant return to my beloved San Antonio has brought me to a place celebrating, studying and reinterpreting the lives and work of Texas’ first art stars, The Onderdonks, Arpa, Salinas, and more.



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