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Closing Reception: 'Something Old, Something New' by Juventino Aranda

  • 12 Mar 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Columbia Basin College Arts Center 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301


Aranda is at the intersection of Mexican and American. Not Hispanic or Latino yet feels the effects of the Spanish conquest still over 500 years later. A search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to Pre-Columbian Mexico and the social, political, and economic struggles of this late capitalistic American Dream.


Working the land for low pay is his family’s history to sustain America’s metaphorical dream. Aranda’s work is informed by his family’s history, which parallels the immigration experience and narrative of Mexicans in the United States. At twenty-five he became the first person in his family to graduate from University, which coincidentally was the same age his dad was when he came to the United States as an undocumented Mexican immigrant. From the street to the gallery, Aranda is an archeologist, historian, and architect to a shifting “American” society.

Juventino Aranda was born and raised in Eastern Washington, and currently lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University.

February 18 - March 19
Esvelt Gallery
Artist Lecture: Thursday March 12th at 5pm in L102
Closing Reception: Thursday March 12th at 6pm

Free admission and open to the public

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-8:30 PM
Friday, 8 AM-12 PM
Saturday- Sunday, CLOSED

The Esvelt Gallery would like to thank the ASCBC for its support.
For more information call (509) 542-4864 or email gallerydirector@columbiabasin.edu
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