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Studio 8 hosting one-night-only art exhibit 6 to 9 today

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 06:22 PM

It’s winter and outside is awash in the dirty grays and tired browns of winter.
Take a colorful art trip to the Carnival by heading to Studio 8, 803 8th Ave., Huntington, for a one-night-only art exhibit 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, by Uruguay native, Carlos M. Lopez.
 That show features art inspired by Uruguay’s Carnival as well as the murals inspired by his study of the Mayan culture

 A Huntington resident since 1995 and Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Marshall University, Lopez will present a solo exhibition of his art and sculpture much of which is inspired by one of his favorites and lasting themes, the "Candombes,” —  the  traditional afro-Uruguayan dance and music is usually performed during the Carnival Season in February.

In the last few years, Carlos' works have been inspired by his research focused on Mayan culture and in particular on the study of the “Popol Wuj,” the only legible surviving Mayan text.  His art explores the muralist style of Mayans and their unique interpretation of life during their time.  Carlos plans to spend this coming studying these passions. He leaves in late January with his two sons to explore and map Mayan structures in the K’iche', Guatemala. After this project is completed they will then return to participate in the Candombes and Carnival of Uruguay.

The public is invited to attend and share in Carlos' exhibit. He will have signed prints of his works available for sale. Go online at www.studio8wv.com