Thursday, May 19, 2011
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, Randolph-Macon Academy senior Renato Perez and art teacher Rebecca Quinn will play host to the opening of their art exhibit at Blue Ridge Arts Council gallery in downtown Front Royal.
Quinn, whose oil paintings and mosaic works will be featured, has had several shows at the gallery before, but this is the first exhibit outside of R-MA for Perez, and he is understandably excited. “I didn’t find my inspiration this year until Ms. Quinn asked me to do this show with her,” he claims.
However, Quinn is adamant that Perez would have found his inspiration without that incentive. “Art is an exploration of his culture,” she says. “Renato is very critical of himself. I love when a student gets stuck and has to use critical thinking or a different medium to solve a problem.” She adds that Perez has proven on more than one project that he is willing and able to do both.