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October 23, 2012 > Internationally acclaimed artist at Cultural Corner

Internationally acclaimed artist at Cultural Corner

By Deborah Blackford

NewPark Mall's popular Cultural Corner presents the works of Diego Marcial Rios in an exhibit observing the Mexican-Chicano holiday Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead. The artistic exhibit will be available for viewing October 27-28 from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and holds a B.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society. Rios' fine art has been included in more than 400 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of museum collections including The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco; Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; and Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico.

Rios has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland, and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on television. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Rios has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Mary's College, and San Jose State University.

The Cultural Corner exhibit will include paper mache masks (Blue Mayan Mask and Mask of Fire will be featured) and two paintings, which he will paint live during the art gallery times. In this special live art event, Rios will answer questions from the general public. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Dia de los Muertos exhibit with Diego Marcial Rios
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 27-28
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cultural Corner
NewPark Mall
2086 Newpark Mall, Newark
(510) 794-5523

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