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Friday, April 20, 2018


GALLERY: Blaffer displays UH’s up-and-coming artists

The Blaffer Art Museum is offering the chance to see work by UH Master of Fine Arts students free of charge in its 37th year of displaying student art in partnership with the UH Department of Fine Arts.

“I feel a sense of accomplishment going through the rigorous 3-year program,” said Daniela Antelo. “Seeing my hard work come together is an achievement.”

Antelo and 11 other students worked with a range of art including classical media — oil on canvas, acrylic and sculptures — and innovative art, including immersion technology. This year’s emphasis seems to be the application of theoretical and practical studies through contemporary art.

Antelo described her work as “being honest to her personality” and said she focuses on mixed-media interactions in which a background is provided for the audience to perform a repeated action or different colors choreograph their movements.

She said her interest in dance and movement inspires her pieces, which use the audience to interact and create. Viewers had the chance to witness dancers perform Antelo’s “Untitled (Drawing)” three times, and the piece will be artfully deconstructed from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

The MFA Exhibit runs through Saturday, and admission is free.

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