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Rigoberto Torres with "Ruth Fernandez"

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Formally opened in 1980, the Jenkins Gallery mission is to exhibit the work of noted and established Florida artists, as well as to introduce national and international artists to the Central Florida region. Each of the four to six annual exhibitions are professionally curated by a member of the Crealdé Gallery Committee or a guest curator.

February 6 to May 23, 2015

From the Bronx to Florida: The Life Sculptures of Rigoberto Torres

Puerto Rican-born sculptor Rigoberto Torres worked in New York City for two decades before moving to Central Florida, where he currently lives and works. Torres' coloful life-size plaster and fiberglass figurative sculptures are rooted in a celebration of daily life in the South Bronx neighborhood where he grew up. Torres has had numerous public installations and exhibitions in major cities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Taiwan. His work is in many collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and locally at Orlando Museum of Art.

Opening festivities for the two-venue exhibition are Friday, February 6th

7 to 8:30 p.m., reception with artist talk at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park.

8:30 to 10 p.m., Latin jazz reception at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park.

Pictured at left: Rigoberto Torres with "Ruth Fernandez" a.k.a. "The Diva," from the Collection of Norma and William Roth. Photograph by Sherri Bunye.

Please see Past & Current Exhibitions for exhibitions from previous years.

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