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Amado Peña Holds Artist-in-Residence Events at ACC, Sept. 26-30

Renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña is holding artist-in-residence events at Austin Community College, giving students, employees, and the community an opportunity to observe and converse with him while he works.

Events are open to the public. Peña will be on campus the following dates:

Amado Peña's artist-in-residence events provide an opportunity to observe the artist at work.

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Grande Campus (1212 Rio Grande St., Building 3000, lobby)
  • Friday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Highland Business Center (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., lobby)
  • Monday, Sept. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr., Building 1000, Room 1113)

“I am passionate about art and education because of the way they’ve shaped my life,” Peña says. “I am happy to share my experiences with everyone at ACC, especially students who may not have had the opportunity to speak and work with an artist before.”

Last year, Peña donated 16 of his lithographs, valued at nearly $100,000, to ACC’s permanent collection. The art is on display at Highland Business Center.

“Amado is a great friend to ACC and a true believer in the power of education,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “We are proud to display his work, and we are grateful for the work he’s doing with the ACC community.”

To learn more about Peña, visit his website.

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3 Responses to “Amado Peña Holds Artist-in-Residence Events at ACC, Sept. 26-30”

  1. Paula King says:

    I can’t make these dates. Will Amado be in Austin after the 30th, perhaps at another location?

  2. Chrys Grummert says:

    I didn’t know about this program, it sounds interesting. Glad I found out about it and would love to know more.