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September 26, 2003

Gavilan College Art Gallery presents: Francisco Franco: Educational Travels

EXHIBIT: September 22 through October 31, 2003
ARTIST'S TALK AND RECEPTION: October 2, 2003

The public is invited to attend a talk by the artist at the Center for Expressive Arts at Gavilan College on October 2 from 10-11am. Following the presentation will be a reception at the Gavilan College Gallery from 11-1pm.

The Gavilan College Art Gallery is located in the Library building on the Gilroy campus:
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
On campus parking is $.75

The exhibition Francisco Franco: Educational Travels chronicles the journey of an artist from California?s Central Valley, to Modesto Junior College, to the University of California, Berkeley, to the New York Academy of Art?and beyond. Works from each era are included to allow the viewer to experience the struggles and triumphs of a creative journey.

Franco?s more recent work, four large 4 X 5? canvases, explores social tolerance as its central theme. These portraits of a Native-American, African-American, Mexican-American and Asian-American are painted using words identified by the person who?s portrait is painted; these words are superimposed layer after layer until a striking likeness of the subject is achieved--a true testimony to patience, skill and insight.

As part of an educational institution, the Gavilan College Art Gallery strives to provide its community with cultural and educational exhibits?this exhibit accomplishes both. It reveals a story of an artist that shows a path traveled through our culture, but perhaps most revealing, a path of learning Art through higher education.

For more information contact r2row at arosette@gavilan.edu or (408) 846-4974.
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