Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , September 1, 2011—12:00 AM
Berkeley College Presents ___Silent Tales__™ __" Oil Paintings by Ana Cifuentes
Pictured to the right "Boricua" painting by Ana Cifuentes.
Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from mid-September through mid- October, Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Ana Cifuentes at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit will be on display from September 1 through 30--Monday through Friday--from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. An artist__™s reception will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Ms. Cifuentes, who is of Colombian descent, lives in New York, NY. She was educated at the Fine Arts School in Medellin, Colombia, and the Art Students League, New York, NY.
She has exhibited her work at the: Municipal Council, Medellin, Colombia; Collective Pukara, Brussels, Belgium; Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY; West Side Coalition, New York, NY; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Lafayette Grill, New York, NY; Arts Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, and the Terraza Caf__, Queens, NY.
Ms. Cifuentes says, ___My paintings are very spontaneous. I call the show Silent Tales because my paintings are narratives of events, situations, or thoughts that impress me or weigh upon me as I meditate on something. I translate that idea or event into a painting. I use color to express the mood and atmosphere of what I experience. I like to think that when people see my paintings, they see something they didn__™t see before and are confronted in that little moment by a new experience.___
For more information about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.