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UT Exhibition Features Roberto Juarez

Published: January 24, 2006

The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery presents Paint, Paper, Peat Moss, an extraordinary exhibition of paintings by international artist Roberto Juarez, Friday, Feb. 3-Thursday, March 2.


Juarez will be present at the opening reception on Feb. 3 and will remain on campus as the visiting artist for STUDIO-f Monday, Feb. 6-Friday, Feb. 17 to create screen prints. Other events that give the public an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist include a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. in the gallery, and the STUDIO-f Open House on Friday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.


A native of Chicago, Juarez studied at the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s and moved to New York at the end of that decade. In 1996, Juarez received a one-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. In 2001, he bought his first studio outside of New York City in the small town of Canaan, NY, where he has immersed himself in the landscape of forests, brooks, and waterfalls.


Juarez’ works have been exhibited throughout the United States, including Aspen, CO; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Ball State University, Muncie, IN; American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York; and Monterrey, Mexico.


Some of the collections that include Juarez’ work are Atlantic Richfield Co., Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; El Museo del Barrio, New York; General Mills Corp., Minneapolis; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Miami Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; and Saint Louis Museum of Art.


The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located on the UT campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 301 N. Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed on national holidays. Admission is free.


For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at (813) 253-6217 or