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  • Writer's pictureEly César Reyes

"Vortice"-Heriberto Nieves as his school

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

6 young artists that Heriberto Nieves has been mentoring and nurturing for years, come together in a collective exhibition.




Carolina, Puerto Rico- As part of the activities scheduled during the week of the Humanities, the University of Puerto Rico at Carolina will hold its first face-to-face art exhibition by Dr. Heriberto Nieves, Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of the institution, who will In turn, he has been a guide to countless plastic artists during the fifteen years he has dedicated to teaching.


The exhibition, identified as "Vortice: Heriberto Nieves and his school," seeks to highlight the production of six new Puerto Rican artists who have achieved a successful artistic career with the advice of Dr. Nieves. The opening will be this coming Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the UPR Carolina and exhibited for three months.


“The university community celebrates the commitment and achievements of Dr. Heriberto Nieves, which are a reflection of the excellence and commitment that our institution promotes towards the arts. His service record, his colleagues and especially his former students recognize his artistic, creative and educational values. An example of his achievements is having been a mentor to all these artists who represent us today, ”said the rector of the UPR in Carolina, Dr. José I. Meza Pereira.


Among the invited artists, there are three former students and a former non-teaching employee of the Carolina campus, these being Miguel Feba, Andrés Meléndez, Pablo Padua and José Rodríguez. Likewise, the exhibition will feature two artists graduated from the Puerto Rico School of Fine Arts and Design. They are Gustavo Fuentes and Marcos Daniel Vicéns, thus confirming that the teaching work of Dr. Nieves transcends the borders of the university.


The proposals of these artists show a diversity of approaches to the visual arts that represent a microcosm of contemporary artistic production. Among these we find the traditional painting on canvas, mixed media that incorporate graphics and photography, digital presentations, illuminated three-dimensional constructions, sculptures made with recycled materials, and others that incorporate the latest technologies in both their design and manufacturing.





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