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8-E-4UMKR AVAlAKHE.KHJHUt-S**y 23, 1972 TWO ARTISTS TO SHARE ; Acosta To Return For Baker Exhibit • Final "Meet the Artists" open- tyig of a two-man exhibition of rect.'nt paintings will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Baker Gallery of Fine Art when Robert Johanningmeier, young Carlsbad, N.M., artist will make his second appearance along with Manuel Acosta of El Paso. This "Meet the Artists" preview showing will be like a "family reunion" at the Baker Gallery of Fine Art for this is thu first time Manuel Acosta has b,een here since 1969. Acosta was part of the "original family" of artists when the gallery was opened in 1963 and he has made many friends in this area. Horn In Mexico 1 Manuel Acosta is of Mexican parentage, having been born in Chihuahua, Mexico, although he was reared and educated in El Paso. He received art training at the Choinard Art Institute of Los Angeles Calif., and under the late Urbicc Soler at Texas Western College, El Paso. A very humble man when it comes to his own achievements, Acosta said it was only after he began to understand his own heritage and environment that he began to move toward his goal of becoming a fine painter. Looking around himself, he found beauty of the Latin face, whether young or old. He found the gaiety of color and the joy of harmony. He has just moved K ». into his new studio \n El Paso. Hand by hand, he labored with the help of family and friends, building his new place and it is filled with the love and warmth that stucco and adobe can give. He believes that these many months when he has not done too much painting have given him time to contemplate maturity. He believes he has finally reached his maturity as an artist and that the growth is noticeable as he takes up his brushes again and started to work as his highly regarded talent. Color Sense Lauded Robert Johanningmeier, while comparatively young in years, also has developed a maturity in his oil paintings. He is well on the road to success if the public acceptance of his work is any measure. The artist's sense of color helps to turn each painting into a new and fresh RETURNS 'HOME'—El Paso artist Manuel Acosta, shown in his studio, will return to the Baker Gallery of Fine Art for two free public "Meet the Artists" previews of an exhibition of his new work, sharing the spotlight with gifted Carlsbad, N. M. artist Robert Johanningmeier, from 5-8 p. m. Friday and again from 1 - 5 p. m. Sunday, April 30. WENT ON TO BIG TIME Many LTC Players Are Now In Show Business Time passes and speculation is often made on what has become of some of the actors and other participants of Lubbock Theatre Centre productions in a show business field. Jan Cone, former Miss Lubbock, went "From Bach to Blues" to "Gypsy" to become a professional singer both in the

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 23 Apr 1972, Sun,
  3. Page 80

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