Paradox, a traveling art exhibit created by El Paso/Juarez artist Laura Turón, will be unveiled at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, in front of the El Paso Museum of Art in the Downtown Arts District.
The project was funded as part of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Artist Incubator Program, which supports the creation of new work by El Paso artists in all disciplines.
The mobile art installation, housed within a converted school bus, is presented as the city’s first mobile art gallery. The project features mobile murals and art installations. While the interior of the bus houses art installation, the exterior of the bus is an art piece as well. The bus is painted to create an installation and mural presenting shapes made through “paradox drawing”.
“The goal of this project is to deliver art through a mobile platform to areas that have limited or no access to art spaces; opportunities for artists to encourage and promote the creative arts; art workshops and lectures that promote creative expression and critical thinking,” said artist Laura Turón.
“El Paso is one of the few municipalities that provides direct funding to artists to create new work. We are always excited to see how our city’s talented artists make use of these funds to increase access to art across our community,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Director Tracey Jerome.
As part of the event, which runs until 9 p.m., there will be performances by OME, El Paso Opera, Mindy Chacon, and graffiti painting by Kalavera Culture shop, as well as printing demonstrations by Proper Printshop. A reception will be hosted at the El Paso Museum of Art.