A new exhibit, “Tree Trunks of the Grand Canyon: A Photographic Journey” celebrating the extraordinary talents of artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez, an internationally recognized Honduran-born artist, will open on Wednesday, November 28 at the Gallery by the Garden in The New Jewish Home’s Kittay Senior Apartments, an independent living residence in the Bronx. The exhibit will run through January 31, 2019.
These 11 beautiful images are extraordinary and fascinating colorful close-ups of “nature's paintings” as found in the medium of sap of cut tree trunks in the Grand Canyon. Captured through the artist’s lens, these photographs represent Alvarado- Juárez’s unique vision, sense of adventure and exuberance for life. The exhibit is curated by Victoria Marin-Harrison.
Alvarado-Juárez has had over 45 individual and 80 group exhibitions. His artwork is represented in various permanent Museum collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, and Museo Pablo Serrano in Zaragaoza, Spain.
Alvarado-Juárez will be on hand at the November 28 opening reception to discuss the inspiration behind his photography.
Throughout the year, Kittay hosts four seasonal exhibits by professional artists, in addition to shows by the resident artists who call Kittay home. The Gallery and exhibits are a vital part of an exciting creative arts program Kittay Senior Apartments.
The exhibit is made possible, in part, by a grant from New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera.