Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS PláticArte: Luz-Maria Lopez

Tue, October 12, 2010 | Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CMAS PláticArte: Luz-Maria Lopez

Luz-Maria Lopez is a Honduras-born artist who came to the United States to study.  After working for many years and raising a family, and to fulfill a lifetime dream of becoming an artist, she enrolled in Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana.  In 1995, at age fifty-one, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, and was selected the "Outstanding Graduate" by the Visual Arts Department.

Following graduation, Luz-Maria Lopez was the first woman alumni commissioned by Southeastern University to produce a series of panels for a mural which depicted the various creation myths of the Native Peoples of the Americas. Her work was also selected for a project hosted by the Griffith University at Queensland, Australia and Mississippi State University to chronicle and preserve native cultures and art.

Luz-Maria Lopez has exhibited her work nationally in numerous group and solo shows, including the Meadows Museum at Centenary College, LA;  Alexandria Museum of Art, LA;  Imperial Calcasieu Museum, LA;  Masur Museum of Art, LA; Museum of Latin American Art, CA;  Mobile Museum of Art, AL and the Hunter Museum of American Art, TN.  Her work is collected nationally and internationally, and has been included in a German school music text book.

Luz-Maria Lopez will provide a brief survey of her painting experience.  She will cover her influences, inspirations, and the motivations of her work.  She will also discuss how her grandmother's stories and Maya stories are depicted in her paintings.


Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies

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