The Arkansas Tech University Museum will unveil two new exhibits during a grand opening reception from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Jaime Arredondo's "Place of Fright, Road of Awe: The Popol Vuh" and René Treviño's "Arco Iris" will both go on display Thursday and remain available for viewing at the Techionery, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville, through May 17.
The ATU Museum is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
"I am excited to display these works of art by Jaime Arredondo and René Treviño," said Dr. James Peck, director of the ATU Museum. "These two Mexican American artists use vibrant colors and the visual language of illustration to delve into their own Mesoamerican roots. The result is a series of seemingly simple images that address complex questions about identity, myth and human origin."
Arredondo is a native of Dallas, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art from the University of Dallas in 1980. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Yale University in 1989 and has taught at New York University and New School University since 1998.
Treviño was born in Kingsville, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts (N.Y.) in 2003 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005. He has taught at Towson University (Md.) since 2009.