"State of the Arts" Complementary Exhibition

 Artists' Fabiola Valenzuela and Jesse Sierra Hernandez works on view for  KERA's State of the Arts

"State of the Arts" Complementary Exhibition

March 31, 2017 to April 9, 2017

Piano Pavilion

Extraordinary works by Fort Worth artists Fabiola Valenzuela and Jesse Sierra Hernandez have been selected by the State of the Arts panelists for a complementary exhibition in the Kimbell Art Museum's Piano Pavilion lobby prior to the program, from March 31 through April 9. A reception celebrating the artists will take place immediately following the panel discussion on April 7. Admission is free.

Fabiola Valenzuela is a multimedia artist based in Fort Worth. She earned her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Fabiola's work explores the concepts of identity and memory through painting, installation and sculpture. She is also the winner of the 2016 897 Square Annual Juried Art Competition.  

Jesse Sierra Hernandez was born and raised in Fort Worth. His work ranges from smaller pieces on paper to large-scale oil paintings and has been shown in over a dozen solo and group exhibitions, including Galeria de la Rosa's En una Manera Silenciosa (2009). He initially received his education in commercial art, studying under illustrator Don Punchatz from 1991 to 1995. He has also served as curator and art director for Fort Worth's Studio 4 gallery and 7th Street Gallery. In addition to his work as an artist, Hernandez is a preparator for the Kimbell Art Museum, a position he has held since 2001. 

State of the Arts Fort Worth, produced by KERA's Art&Seek in partnership with the Kimbell Art Museum and Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, identifies important trends and issues affecting North Texas artistic organizations and brings artists, experts and scholars together for thought-provoking discussions.