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CARTA Grad Among MOAD and CINTAS Foundation 2016 – 2017 Visual Arts Finalists

Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design (MOAD), home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, and the CINTAS Foundation announced this year’s finalists for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition in the Visual Arts. A reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, October 8 at Freedom Tower from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition features works by each of the eleven visual arts finalists.

Carlos Rigau, a 2004 BFA graduate from the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, is one of the CINTAS Fellowship finalists for Visual Arts. He was also a finalist in the same category for 2014-2015. Other finalists include Pavel Acosta-Proenza, Aurora de Armendi, Ivan Toth Depeña, Vanessa Diaz, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Gabriel Martinez, Hugo Patao, Norberto Rodriguez and Juana Valdes.

“Being a CINTAS finalist is an important honor for me and my work. I am from a low income background. With that, not many Visual Artist have the same experiences that I have. Showing the work of artist from economically challenged people is useful to all,” said Rigau.

To read more on Rigau, click here.

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