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For Immediate Release

July 5, 2012

Media Announcement: Opportunity for Interviews


Radcliffe Bailey Returns to San Antonio for Important Artist Panel


Artists Panel: Memory as Motivation

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall


Moderated by René Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, artists Radcliffe Bailey, Carl Rice Embrey, Marilyn Lanfear, and César Martínez discuss how personal memories are used in their artistic processes.


ARTISTS RADCLIFFE BAILEY, CARL RICE EMBREY, MARILYN LANFEAR, and CESAR MARTINEZ will be available for interviews from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.





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