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Tana Quincy Arcega: “Development and Maintenance” Artist Reception
November 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Join us for the opening reception of Development and Maintenance, the new solo exhibition by Tana Quincy Arcega at the Red Poppy Art House, which revolves around the meaning of these pivotal systems within our culture and within contemporary art. The artist turns mass-produced, functional, and disposable items (such as spackling compound, aluminum window screens, shellac, and upholstery fabrics) into artistic tools, giving them new existence through the poetic vision.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tana Quincy Arcega has a BFA in painting and sculpture from the University of Nebraska and an MFA in figurative painting from the New York Academy of Art. She has had several solo exhibitions at venues including the Foundry Art Center in Missouri and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Nebraska. She has shown locally at CounterPulse, Root Division, and Adobe Books Backroom Gallery amongst others. Her story “Overcoming Obstacles” along with her mouth paintings were featured in Her Living magazine in 2013. Tana has worked professionally as a children’s book illustrator, muralist, portrait artist, and educator. She is currently busy being Ramona’s mother, teaching in the Public Education Department at SFAI, and making art at her 1890 Bryant Street studio.
Time: Event 6:30PM