National Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show

Director of Photo Services

The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University is featuring a National Hispanic Heritage Month art show titled “Mexican Art: A Portfolio of Mexican People and Places.” The show is currently on display in Gallery 1 and will run through Wednesday, Oct. 12. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and admission is free.

The portfolio contains a collection of eight lithographic prints — prints pulled from an inked image drawn on a block of limestone and printed on a lithographic press. The images focus on the common person, laborers doing their daily tasks in humble settings. Among the pieces on display are “Grinding Sugar Cane” by Alberto Beltrán, “Pottery Maker” by Isidoro Ocampo and “Silver Mine Worker” by Francisco Mora.

There will be a lithographic stone and printing tools on display in the gallery to help orient the gallery visitor to how the process works.

The collection of prints was published in 1946 by the Association of American Artists and the Taller de Gráfica Popular, an artist collective print group from Mexico City founded by artists Pablo O’Higgins, Leopoldo Méndez and Luis Arenal. The University acquired the portfolio some time before 1990, and it has been on display at various times over the past 20 years.

For more information about this exhibit as well as other upcoming events in the art department, visit harding.edu/art or call 501-279-4426. To learn more about special events and services offered by the University, visit harding.edu/community.

Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents all 50 states and 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. Harding is ranked No. 3 nationally in student engagement by the Wall Street Journal for 2019. For more information, visit harding.edu.

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