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May 142011

Pedro Rodriguez May 14, 2011 speaks on Art and Jungian Thought from 5 to 7   at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St Charleston SC.

Born and raised in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pedro Rodriguez began painting while living on the New Jersey Shore, following his service in the Army. He started exhibiting his work while attending the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Master’s Degrees in Art Education, Spanish, and Art Therapy. After moving with his family to South Carolina, Rodriguez continued to participate in exhibitions.  He has exhibited at The Church Street Gallery in 2004, 10 Storehouse Row Opening, North Charleston Arts Festival (2nd Place in 2006, Purchase Award in 2007), and the MOJA Juried Exhibition (Honorable Mention, 2007).  Exhibitions in 2008 included a solo show at The Saul Alexander Gallery at the Charleston County Main Library.  Currently he  has works on display at The Meeting Place Art & Craft Gallery in North Charleston. He currently has paintings at the Runaway Bay, a Jamaican restaurant, in the Riverfront Park and at Evo’s restaurant. Also, one of his paintings is the official design for the North Charleston Arts Festival of 2011. As a musician, Pedro performs traditional Latin American music at various festivals and local events.   Pedro’s presentations often include a combination of his artwork and music to teach about Latin American culture.  When speaking about “Strings” the work shown below, Rodriguez states, “Strings is an attempt to stimulate the brain into hearing music through color and composition. By looking at the trio can you hear the piece?” Pedro’s piece, along with of several of his other works, are at an exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery all of May.

Please join us at Gage Hall, next to the Unitarian Church at 4 Archdale Street, Charleston.  Doors open at 4:30 pm and the lecture will start at 5 pm.  There will be light refreshments $10 CJS members, $20 non-members, $15 Students.

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