The ArtSpace Gallery at Black Hawk College is showcasing the artwork of Chicago muralist/painter Hector Duarte from Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Oct. 17.
Duarte will give a presentation from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in Building 4, Room 131 followed by a closing reception from 4-6 p.m. Both events are free and the public is invited.
Duarte was born in Mexico and studied muralism at the workshop of big-three Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. He moved to Chicago in 1985, where he continued his commitment to public art, working on more than 40 murals in the last 15 years. He has had solo exhibits at the State of Illinois Gallery, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and Prospectus Gallery. Group exhibitions include the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center and the School of the Art Institute.
The ArtSpace Gallery is located on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.
For more information about exhibits in the ArtSpace Gallery, contact Zaiga Thorson at email@example.com or 309-796-5469.
The program is part of From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois, a traveling exhibit produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.