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Latino Art Museum Presents Danelle Rivas' Solo Exhibition

East LA-born, Rivas' paintings emanate day-to-day moments of life, from childhood through adolescence and adulthood

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: March 16, 2017


Latino Art Museum Presents Danelle Rivas' Solo Exhibition


Danelle Rivas, a painter whose work has been described as "a vision of introspective interpretation of reality filled with colors and magic," will open her first solo exhibition, titled "Dreamland", on April 8, 2017, from 4PM to 9PM at the Latino Art Museum, located at 281 S. Thomas Street, Suite 104/106, Pomona, CA, 91766.

Under the stewardship of museum director Graciela Nardi, Rivas will exhibit 21 pieces representing her Dreamland Collection. "Dreamland is the mysterious world beyond unlocking my reality to reveal an imagination through which I connect spirituality," declared Rivas. "All who enter are granted permission to explore." Rivas' paintings inspire audiences to reflect on their own lives. Indeed, elements in her paintings reflect elements of her history and truth.

Influenced by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, with kudos to Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (Balthus), Walton Ford, Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Botero and Vermeer, Rivas credits them for shaping her own unique perspective.

Rivas is a Puerto Rican born in East L.A. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NYC and her MA in Studio Art from NYU. After having worked in sculpture, printmaking, weaving and jewelry, she gradually settled on watercolor as her main medium. She first exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in New York in 1971, and through the years has had more than a dozen shows. Her Dreamland Exhibition, from April 8 to the 29th, marks her first solo showcase at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona.

For more information about Danelle Rivas: Dreamland Exhibition
Call (909) 620-6009 or email: latinoartmuseum0@gmail.com -- gallery open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3:30PM to 6:30pm.

For more information about Danelle Rivas, please visit: hDanellerivas.com

Social Media/Websites:
Facebook: Danelle Rivas
Instagram: danelle_rivas_artist

Latino Art Museum
The Latino Art Museum is a non-profit organization created to promote the work of talented Latin American contemporary artists living in the United States and instill a sense of appreciation for Latino art in the minds and hearts of children and adults. Managed and operated under the guidance of Director Graciela H. Nardi, the museum offers classes to children and adults to develop appreciation plus understanding artistic process. http://www.lamoa.net

About Danelle Rivas
As the only child of parents who valued the arts, Rivas was introduced early to the ballet and all the California museums. Her mother, also an artist, exhibited her artwork at Barnsdale Park when it showcased artists in the 1960's. Her father was an amateur photographer who also exhibited at Barnsdale. As a child, the talented Rivas took ballet and piano lessons. Rivas is married to Pedro Antonio Garcia, an attorney and TV writer/consultant. She is the mother of the interior designer Esmerelda Askenas of the boutique design firm Atelier Armbuster.

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