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EIU Tarble Arts Center

Art Speaks!

Rafael E. Vera

February 17, 2022

5:30 pm online on Zoom

This event is free and open to the public

Eventbrite Registration and Zoom link

In response to the worsening weather and potential for dangerous travel conditions, the Tarble has decided to move the presentation to Zoom at 5:30 rather than 5 pm as originally scheduled. Please follow the link above for access to the Zoom link.


Artist-in-residence Rafael E. Vera will give an evening presentation on his visual art practice.



Artist-in-Residence: Rafael E. Vera


Headshot of Rafael E. VeraRafael E. Vera received his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship Award and the George L. and Roman Siegel Fellowship Award. In 2013 he received the 3Arts Ragdale Residency Fellowship. He currently teaches Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at Loyola University Chicago. Recent exhibitions, curatorial projects, and publications include New American Paintings, issue 107; the 23rd Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, where he received the 2017 Exhibition Award; the LA Art Show 2016 and 2018; Transient Visitant (with marimba, clarinets, body and chair) in collaboration with composer Victor Marquez-Barrios, Truman State University, Missouri; Present Standard, Chicago Cultural Center; Bad Editions (1st, 2nd, and 3rd edition), Ralph Arnold Gallery, NEIU Art Gallery and Arrowhead Gallery, Illinois; Mutual Dealings, Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago; and The Moments Between: New Work by Rafael E. Vera, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Chicago. Vera was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and presently lives with his wife and two kids in the city of Chicago.


Rafael E. Vera & Victor Marquez-Barrios

February 25, 2022

2:00—3:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public

Eventbrite Registration required for entry 

Artists-in-residence Rafael E. Vera and Victor Marquez-Barrios will give an afternoon lecture on their interdisciplinary collaborations as visual artist and composer, respectively.


Headshot of Victor Marquez-Barrios

Venezuelan composer and guitarist Victor E. Marquez-Barrios holds an extended catalog of works that includes compositions for a variety of solo instruments, numerous chamber ensembles, mixed choir, electronics, symphonic band, and symphony orchestra. His music has been performed, published, and recorded by important soloists and ensembles from Latin America (Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, enCayapa Ensemble), the United States (H2 Quartet, Alexander String Quartet), and Europe (Proxima Centauri, Guitar Duo Montes-Kircher). Works by Marquez-Barrios have received performances at numerous international music festivals such as the Latin American Music Festival (Caracas, Venezuela), XVII Festival of Contemporary Music of Havana (Cuba), 20eme Festival Internacional de la Clarinette (Martinique), Hollywood Fringe Festival (Los Angeles), the World Saxophone Congress (2012 and 2015 editions), and ClarinetFest 2018 (Ostend, Belgium), among others. Today, in conjunction with his active career as a composer and guest lecturer, Marquez-Barrios teaches music theory and composition as part of the faculty at Truman State University, where he is also the founding director of Uncommon Practice, the Universitys contemporary-music ensemble.



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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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