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‘. . . something about a piñata’ As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month at DMC Oct. 10

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College (DMC) Professor of Art Amorette Garza will share images of her artwork from past to present during … something about a piñata: The visual process as evolution of enlightenment of cultural heritage” on Wednesday, Oct. 10.


As I look back at my earlier work, subtle references, and progress through my current work, the imagery and content develop even more clearly as a reflection of my memories and experience as a South Texas Mexican American, specifically.
Amorette Garza, Professor of Art

The lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Room 514 of the William F. White, Jr. Library, located on the DMC East Campus at Naples off Kosar at Staples. Sponsored by the Art and Drama Department and Mexican American Studies Program, this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Garza at 698-1217 or agarza@delmar.edu.

The artist will share her perspective, influences and references as they reflect her personal history and cultural heritage, especially as a Mexican American from South Texas.

Garza says that through the development of her own personal visual language, she became more aware and discovered the important influence of her cultural heritage, as it seemed to be naturally informing what she was creating very early on in her artwork.

Additionally, Garza will also discuss the recent inclusion of her artwork in the Cheech Marin collection and exhibitions in which she has curated and participated.


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