Latin American Artists Group Show
Featuring Rafael Casco


October 24 - December 13, 2013

Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

Honduran painter and sculptor Rafael Casco’s vibrant surrealistic canvases and folkloric sculpture form the bulk of this group show illustrating the stunning expressive range of Latin American visual artists in East Tennessee.  Casco is joined in this show by Jacob Gradiz (Honduran painter), Hector Saldivar (Mexican painter and cartonería mexicana sculptor), Ivan Soto (Honduran painter), Luis Velazquez (Puerto Rican painter), and Fernando Venegas (Honduran painter).  Before coming to the States, Casco studied at the National School of Bellas Artes in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  In Tennessee he has taught art workshops to at risk youth, showed his work in numerous exhibitions, documented Latino traditional art forms in the eastern part of the state, and runs a gallery in Gatlinburg called Dragonfly Art Dimensions.  Casco’s prolific creative output is matched by his passionate commitment to teaching and promoting the arts.  “I use color and form to help viewers connect with their unconscious minds, reconnecting to their souls,” Rafael observes.  “By exploring our unconscious and conscious minds, we can master our dreams and be the creators of our own path.  My paintings reflect my journey and propose that we all have the power to be our own creators.”

Rafael Casco Image

 

 

Rafael Casco  The Cycle

(above top) "Dream In Motion" by Rafael Casco
(above bottom) "The Cycle" by Rafael Casco

The Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery is located at 401 Charlotte Avenue in downtown Nashville. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Free Admission

  For more information on the exhibit contact Dr. Dana Everts-Boehm
at 615- 532-0169, or e-mail: dana.everts-boehm@tn.gov

For ADA inquiries, please contact the Director of Arts Access at 615-532-9797.