NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY WELCOMES ARTISTS RAFAEL CONSUEGRA AND ERNESTO MONTENEGRO by News@Northeastern - Contributor September 10, 2007 Share Mastodon Facebook LinkedIn Twitter WHO: Northeastern University and artists Rafael Consuegra and Ernesto Montenegro WHAT: Huntington Avenue —also known as “The Avenue of the Arts” — will more than live up to its name when Northeastern hosts an exhibit of select metal and bronze sculptures by artists Rafael Consuegra and Ernesto Montenegro WHEN: Exhibit: Thursday, September 20 to Monday, October 8Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm WHERE: Krentzman Quadrangle, Northeastern University WHY: Northeastern University is committed to bringing artists of note to campus and in enhancing its one-of-a-kind dedicated outdoor sculpture garden. Miami-based Cuban-American artist Rafael Consuegra is known for his uncanny ability to breathe life into metal. His sculptures range in size from small scale work to monumental commissions and are a part of both private and public collections internationally. “All of my sculptures are inspired by movement and balance” says Consuegra. Ernesto Montenegro, the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Peter Abate Award and the Religious Sculpture Award of Monte Carlo’s Gran Prix d’Art Contemporan, is a diverse and talented artist. His work spans myriad styles from abstract to realistic. Montenegro’s sculpture can be found in many public and private collections throughout the world. “Sculture that remains alive should have a dialogue between the spectator and the piece itself. If they are drawn to it by a question, I think that’s really important,” says Montenegro. The exhibit is sponsored by Northeastern University and iced’SPRESSO. About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.