"Painting Places, Portraying Memories" to be discussed by artist Felix de la Concha

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2013-10-14 14:21:45 - General

Artist Felix de la Concha will speak on "Painting Places: Iowa and Portraying Memories: Holocaust Survivors" during an upcoming presentation at Coe College. The event will be held at Clark Alumni House on Wednesday, Oct. 23 beginning at 6 p.m. It is open to the public at no charge.

At Coe, De la Concha will discuss the connections between his portraits of Holocaust survivors and Iowa landscapes. The presentation is made possible by the Julie Streib Ritter Fund.

A native of Spain, De la Concha is best known to the American public through his polyptychs, painted "en plein air," including "One Season from Each Corner" (Columbus Museum of Art), "One a Day. 365 Views of the Cathedral of Learning." (Carnegie Museum of Art/University of Pittsburgh) and "Fallingwater en Perspectiva" (touring exhibition). Portraiture is another important part of his work, in "Conflict and Reconciliation" (Hood Museum of Art), in "Religions" (ongoing project), and with Holocaust survivors. Undertaken in an intimate setting with time allowed for interaction, his sitters are invited to tell their stories as their portraits are painted.

For more information, contact Coe Associate Professor of Spanish Monica Fuertes-Arboix at 399-8655.