This panel will feature graphic designer Felix Beltran, who will discuss the artwork in the Power of Typography exhibition at the University Gallery (17 January-17 February, 2012), as well as its organization and implications for international dialogue. Beltran will be in dialogue with UF faculty members representing the University Gallery’s interdisciplinary partners in this exhibition: The College of Journalism and Communications, The Center for Latin American Studies and the Graphic Design area of the School of Art + Art History. Effrain Barradas will speak on Lorenzo Homar (1913-2004), a Puerto Rican painter, graphic artist and calligrapher, who produced a large body of work in which he combined images and lettering in order to create a modern work of art that responded to nationalist ideas and communicated directly with it audience. Charles Perrone will discuss typographical concerns in Latin American, focusing in particular on Brazil, concrete and visual poetry, and other exhibitions in Florida and the USA since the 1980s. And, Brian Slawson will speak about the artistic issues involved in the use of text. The discussion will be moderated by Maria Rogal.
Felix Beltran, born in 1938 and originally from Havana, Cuba, currently resides in Mexico City. He trained as a graphic artist in the United States studying at the School of Visual Arts, the American Art School, the Art Students League, New School for Social Research and the Graphic Art Center at Pratt Institute, all in New York City. He also studied in France and Spain. Beltran served as head graphic designer for the propaganda department of the Communist Party of Cuba and professor of graphic arts at Havana University under Fidel Castro.
This event is free and open to the public
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