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Teresa Oaxaca at the Carnegie Institution for Charity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teresa Oaxaca, 22, of Arlington, Virginia will show new paintings in the Rotunda of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. in connection with the Esperanza Education Fund Benefit Concert on December 6, 2010, 7:30-9:00 PM.
The evening will begin with a performance in the ballroom by the internationally renowned Classical/Flamenco Guitarist Grigory Goryachev. After the concert there will be a champagne reception in the Rotunda where Oaxaca’s new 6-foot high paintings will be featured. This is Esperanza’s second Winter Benefit.
Teresa Oaxaca is a classically trained painter who grew up in Arlington.  She studied for five years in Florence, Italy, and currently works in the Washington D.C. area as a full-time artist.  Her portfolio largely consists of figural painting and still life although she is also known as a portrait artist and has taken on numerous commissions from clients in the Washington D.C. area since 2006.  This young art prodigy has already received high recognition, including winning international awards such as the Canadian-based Elizabeth Greenshields grant twice, apprenticing with the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and exhibiting internationally.  Locally, she has won “Best in Show” awards and had a solo exhibition at The Art League in Alexandria, and her work was recently selected for the “People’s Choice Award” at Artspace Herndon.  Another passion of hers is blogging. In her blog Drawing and Painting Journal, she shares her experiences and gives art instruction.  In her own words, her newest series of paintings “look like a Ringling Brothers Circus, a flower show, and a Vintage Clothing festival mashed into one…”  For more information on Oaxaca’s paintings, visit her website at www.teresaoaxaca.com
The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc. is a community-financed college scholarship program founded and operated by a diverse, all-volunteer group of young professionals in the Capital region. Since its founding in early 2009, it has awarded $125,000 in college scholarships to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  Ticket information can be obtained at http://www.esperanzafund.org/support/grisha/.
Oaxaca’s work will also be on display at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, from December 7 – 31, 2010.
1530 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

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