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      Visiting Artist Lecture - Rudy Gutierrez, Illustrator in Danbury

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      October 22, 2019

      Tuesday  11:00 AM

      43 Lake Avenue Extension
      Danbury, Connecticut 06811

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      Visiting Artist Lecture - Rudy Gutierrez, Illustrator

      RUDY GUTIERREZ, ILLUSTRATORTuesday, Oct 22, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the PublicLimited Seating Available Rudy Gutierrez's art for various periodicals, book covers, magazines, records, CDs, and children’s books, as well as his paintings,  have appeared nationally and abroad. Gutierrez is perhaps best known for his iconic painting that was commissioned for the cover of the much-anticipated multi-platinum smash hit recording, Santana “Shaman”. He has contributed art to the First Annual Anti- Apartheid show at the United Nations, participated in shows exploring social issues which included an exhibition at The Kassel Documenta in Germany as well as at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa and contributed, to and Co-Curated “The Prevailing Human Spirit” Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in NY. The show was a benefit for the victims of the tragic events of 9/11 in New York City. Rudy was also a contributor to The Education of an Illustrator and Teaching Illustration books published by Allworth Press. His art is featured in the books- Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators and in the Star Wars Visions that showcased several artists selected by the Star Wars creator George Lucas. The award-winning artist includes the Dean Cornwell Recognition Hall of Fame Award (Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to it’s Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.), Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award, and a Gold Medal from the NY Society of Illustrators and International Labor Communications Association Honor among his honors. His children’s books have garnered him a Pura Belpré Honor, Américas Book Award, Africa Access Award, Silver Birch Award nomination, and a New York Book Award. His work has been featured by Communication Arts, Step by Step, The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Art News, American Artist, and Art Direction Magazine. Gutierrez has taught at Pratt Institute for many years as well as lectured at various colleges and institutions including workshops on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Univa- Universidad del Valle de Atemajac- in Mexico, where he was a featured speaker at the XI International Engineering Congress Presentation and at the 2005 Icon 5 Illustration Conference in NYC. He currently also teaches in the FIT Graduate Illustration Program. Gutierrez’s art has been described as “Wall Medicine”, ancient yet contemporary, urban in a sense and musical in feel. He believes that the highest honor and fulfillment is to inspire and uplift.

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