January 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
The revered Chicano photographer will speak about his work, influences, and process.
Born in East Los Angeles in 1956, Don Gregorio Antón received his BA in 1978 and MA in 1980 from San Francisco State University and is a professor of photography at Humboldt State University in northern California. Having taught photography at a variety of institutions over the past several decades, Antón was awarded the Freestyle Crystal Apple Teaching Award in 2010 as well as the Excellence in Photographic Education - Teacher of the Year Award from the Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts in 2002. He has shown both nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at the Getty Museum, LA; Aperture, NY; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Meridian Gallery, San Francisco; En Foco at Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; Light Work in Syracuse, NY; En Foco at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC and Aljira, Newark, NJ; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY. Antón’s work is included in such prestigious collections as the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. His work has been included in En Foco's publication Nueva Luz in issues 5:2 14:2, as well as it's Commemorative Issue in 2001.
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En Foco Inc. presents . . .
The Artist's Path: A presentation by Don Gregorio Anton
Saturday, January 12, 2-3:30pm at Calumet Photographic
FREE, but please register here!
This presentation is geared for photographers and artists of all levels – from the student to the more established. Antón will speak of maintaining the artist’s path, its pitfalls, and necessary diversions. It will offer suggestions in sustaining one’s identity concerning an evolutionary responsibility. Topics addressed will be the necessity of courage, how it is addressed and maintained, the importance of discerning fear, and its contribution to self–understanding, and the useful parameters of maintaining ones creative convictions. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A section from the audience.
For more information on this program, visit En Foco's website.