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MC painter Amos Rodriguez

featured at 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.

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