The exhibit “Art without Borders” at Greenville Museum of Art features:
Eddie Dominguez earned his BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Originally from Tucumcari, New Mexico, Dominguez incorporates the rich cultural heritage of his Hispanic background into his artwork. Dominguez creates ceramic art out of a broad range of materials: wood, paint, paper, clay, photographs, metals, and fibers. His sculptures stem from such familiar household items as dinnerware sets. Dominguez’s most recent works includes large-scale rosaries and landscape torsos inspired by highway memorials. In 2006 he was awarded the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for his innovative work in ceramics and for his accomplishments as educator and role model for youth. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and serves on the Boards of the Roswell Museum, the Georgia O’Keefe Foundation, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. His work resides in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Phoenix Airport, U.S. West Corporation and Hallmark Cards Corporation. Dominguez is currently assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
For over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful historical record of the Latino experience in the United States. Born into the Mexican barrios of Tucson, Galvez resolved to work hard and build a new future for himself. And yet, he has never forgotten his roots. He studied journalism at the University of Arizona, and became the staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star. Galvez moved on to the Los Angeles Times, becoming the first Mexican-American photographer on staff. In 1984, he and his Chicano colleagues at the Times won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on Latino life in southern California. He left the Times in 1992 after winning many other awards for his photographs. Galvez’s photographs have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution. More often, one will discover his photographs in the portable exhibits he takes to schools, libraries, fiestas, lowrider shows, and rodeos. In 2004, José and his family moved to North Carolina to photograph Hispanic immigration in the South. In 2005, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) through the support of the Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase awarded him and his wife, Anne, partial funding to create the photographic and oral history project: “Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of North Carolina.”
The exhibit “Art without Borders” at Joyner Library features:
Peter Eversoll has been making art since the early 90’s from his time as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in Visual Arts. Originally a painter with a strong inclination towards filmmaking, he has worked in different media including photography, intervention and installation, in addition to curating and organizing exhibitions. More recently, he has been using art, especially photography, as a tool for exploring critical thinking and building community. He has shown his work and curated exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 1994 Peter moved to Mexico, eventually obtaining his Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Academia de San Carlos, the oldest art school in the Americas. During his 14 years living in Mexico he taught at the Art Institute of the Autonomous University of Hidalgo State in Pachuca and served as visiting artist at the FARO de Oriente in Mexico City, previously having spent 6 years as a dairy farmer in rural Oaxaca. Relocating to Durham, North Carolina in 2008, he has continued his enthusiasm for art, community and education. That year he founded the Foto Pueblo, a non-profit image bank that provides photographs to organizations that defend and promote the rights of migrant workers. In 2009, he served as the Golden Belt Studios Artist in Residence, and was an instructor/Program Coordinator of digital photography at Living Arts College in Raleigh until June of 2010. Currently, he is giving photography classes to migrant farm-worker youth based on photography workshops he has given to youth from Mexico to Ethiopia, in addition to working as a freelance photographer.