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Muralist Diego Rosales to Create Art at MDC’s Wolfson Campus

Maestro Rosales will present a lecture on his process for creating murals at the Wolfson Campus on Sept. 17
Diego Rosales

Mexican muralist Diego Rosales

Miami, September 16, 2009 - Mexican muralist Diego Rosales hopes to infuse art in the minds of current and future Miami Dade College (MDC) students with the creation of a 400-square-foot mural at the College’s Wolfson Campus. The mural, titled Universal Man, will represent the transition of mankind from ancient to modern times.

In addition, Rosales will discuss the artistic process at a lecture for MDC students at the Wolfson Campus on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Some MDC students will assist Rosales in creating the mural, which could take up to 16 weeks to complete.

Painter and muralist Rosales attended the National School of Paint and Sculpture, La Esmeralda, and collaborated on several murals with renowned Mexican master Diego Rivera. In addition to being credited with various restoration projects, Rosales has contributed murals of his own located in government and cultural institutions. He has also authored a number of literary works. Rosales’ collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts, registered as the Diego Rosales Museum, is said to be second in historical significance to the collection housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City.    

For more information, please contact Yovani Bauta at 305-237-3711.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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