For December & January, The Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio will be showing work from the estate of Ruben Trejo.
Open to the public on:
1st Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, December 9, noon-5pm (with Pop-Up show by Kyle Rees)
1st Thursday, January 4, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, January 13, noon-5pm
& by appointment: 206-390-4882
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104
Ruben Trejo (January 7, 1937 – July 19, 2009) was a prominent 20th century sculptor and painter and a professor at Eastern Washington University. His work addressed issues within the Chicano and Latino community, but also discussed more universal motifs such as culture, race, history, and faith. His work can be found in many exhibits, and is part of the permanent collections at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Although The Front Room Gallery at JAS is committed to promoting living, emerging and unrepresented artists, I also believe it is important to present if not remind folks of important role models and contributions made to pave the way for younger artists of color. Ruben Trejo was a mentor for many and his legacy is important to keep alive, particularly for Latinos in the Pacific Northwest.