Women's History Month Exhibition: Soraida's Verdadism Art at Naugatuck Valley Community College
Women's History Month Exhibition: Soraida's Verdadism Art on Tolerance and Understanding in America at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Exhibition dates: March 25th to April 9th, West Gallery Exhibit Walkway. Artist talk: March 25th, 12:30pm.
PR9.NET March 24, 2010 - Waterbury, Connecticut - For Women's History Month, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury-Connecticut, presents the socially conscious art of Soraida Martinez, the New York City-born artist known for creating Verdadism, a form of hard-edge abstraction where paintings are juxtaposed with written social commentaries. This exhibition runs from March 25th to April 9th at the West Gallery Exhibit Walkway, with the artist's speaking about her Verdadism art and philosophy on March 25th, 2010 at 12:30pm in Room L-501.
Soraida is a fine artist known as the creator of Verdadism, a painting genre that in 1992 boldly marked the socially conscious movement of today, which advocates social change. Recognized for her innovative artistic achievements, Soraida was chosen in 2008 and 2009 as one of the 15 most prominent Hispanic Americans in the arts shaping the United States cultural scene.
Verdadism is a form of hard-edge abstraction consisting of two distinct, yet integral parts: the visual component and the written commentary. Soraida created the word Verdadism by combining the Spanish word for truth (Verdad) and the English suffix for theory (ism). This art style has influenced the work of many contemporary artists and writers and the Verdadism paintings are being used by educators nationwide to teach diversity and a deeper understanding of the human soul and tolerance.
Soraida was born in Harlem, New York City, in 1956. Since 1986, she has also owned a socially conscious art and design studio. To learn more about Soraida and her Verdadism paintings, visit www.soraida.com. For exhibit information, contact Yhara Zelinka at 203-575-8224.
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About Artist, Soraida
Artist, Soraida is a contemporary painter known since 1992 as the creator of Verdadism, a form of hard-edge abstraction in which paintings are juxtaposed with written social commentaries based on personal life experiences. Soraida has gained recognition and received many awards for her unique, thought-provoking and visually-stimulating art style, which addresses issues of sexism, racism and stereotyping while seeking to promote a deeper understanding of the human soul and tolerance.
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