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Published: Wed Jan 31, 2007

Alonso Sierralta’s mixed media sculptures exhibit will be shown through Feb. 9 in Tennessee Tech University’s Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Roaden University Center.

He will present a gallery talk on Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m. with a reception immediately following.

Sierralta’s works reflect his experience as an immigrant from Chile, not in a political way, but as a visual representation using organic forms and natural motifs.

“The examination of ambiguous, yet familiar forms, such as seed-bearing fruits and vegetables, pollen and root systems are used to create the idea of dispersion and growth symbolizing relocation and prosperity in another land,” said Sierralta.

Sierralta has a BFA from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln and an MFA from the University of Nebraska/Omaha. He is currently on the faculty at Concordia University in Minnesota, where he teaches art classes and Spanish.

For more information about this event or other exhibits at the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, call gallery coordinator Janis Nunnally at 931/372-6578.