Gallery: FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas

by Amos White V

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Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
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Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photos:
Courtesy of Pepe Villegas

REVIEWER RATINGS:
5 out of 5 stars

FOLKLORICAN: THE ART OF PEPE VILLEGAS

NEW YORK, NY (November 18, 2010) Last night, The Artists Forum attended the opening reception for FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner at The Puck Building. The ten-piece collection of oil paintings referenced artist Pepe Villegas‘ Puerto Rican upbringing featuring images of cultural pride in vibrant hues.

Pepe Villegas being interviewed at his opening reception.
Pepe Villegas being interviewed with one of his art pieces at his opening reception.
Selections from FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building

Curated by Frank Crescioni, Folklorican commemorates Latino Heritage Month at New York University and is co-presented by NYU Wagner, NYU Latino Studies Program, NYU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and NYU Steinhardt.

NYU Wagner Dean Ellen Schall (center-white sweater/black dress) and Pepe Villegas (center right – black jacket/glasses) with guests.
Pepe Villegas with guest at the opening reception of FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building
Selections from FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building

The exhibition is on view through January 31, 2011. Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Fridays 9am-7pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-6pm (closed on Sundays). Please note that the Gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 3, inclusively.

For more information about Pepe Villegas, visit: pepevillegas.com

Pepe Villegas and friend at the opening of FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building
Signage and selections from FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building
Selection from FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas at NYU Wagner / The Puck Building

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