painter Amos Rodriguez
Dash-In reception, exhibit
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A reception for painter
Amós Rodriguez, a senior art major at Manchester College, will open an
exhibit of his paintings on Friday, April 16 at the Dash-In restaurant
in downtown Fort Wayne.
Rodriguez, from El Salvador, is a student of art
Professor James R.C. Adams, the 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year. He
participated in the restoration of 1925 murals from the former Hotel La
Fountaine in Huntington, Ind., and has exhibited his artwork in
Indianapolis, on campus and elsewhere.
Rodriguez paints in the style of “magical realism,”
a Latin-American literary movement similar to surrealism. He frequently
draws his subjects from literature. “His works are fanciful, with a good
deal of symbolism,” Professor Adams said
He is using what he is learning in standard
technique in his Manchester College classes to enhance his own painting
style. “He often paints on glass, which we don’t do in class,” said
Professor Adams. “Also, his classes involve accurate drawing and
painting, and he likes to distort for purposes of expression.”
After graduation, Rodriguez hopes to attend
graduate school for studio work and restoration, eventually returning to
El Salvador to work in restoration.
The Dash-In restaurant is at 814 South Calhoun St..
The exhibition opens with a 7-9 p.m. reception Friday.