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Past El Paso Event: VOL 12

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The HyBridge Project

BY FERNANDO TREJO
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

The Hybridge project is a theoretical binational, urban intervention proposed by FERNANDO TREJO for the El Paso \ Juarez Borderplex. The name is a linguistic bridge between the words “Hydrid” and “Bridge”. The project is a hybrid between a civic space (for the proposed Binational Environmental Protection Agency), international border crossing station, public park, and pedestrian bridge.

The apex of the bridge building serves as the physical and metaphorical middle ground that hosts for the proposed Binational EPA headquarters.

As a border crossing station, the Hybridge provides space for security check points on both ends as well as all the necessary requirements for such an operation: office space, holding cells, labs, and beaurocratic service spaces.

The public park segment of the project is an urban neutral zone but unlike the Cordova Island of the early 1900’s this area will serve as a space for unity.

The parks’ extended arm, floats over the Plaza de la Mexicanidad to serve as an auxiliary viewing platform of both La “X” and the amphitheater.

And as a pedestrian bridge over the border, the project attaches it self to a larger urban matrix of bus lines and bike paths. The ends of the parks allow for automobile parking and pick-up zones for pedestrians.

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Otra Vez (again)

BY WAYNE HILTON
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

Otra Vez is speaker Wayne Hilton's 28 piece exhibit currently being featured in the Midland County Centennial Library until April 20, 2016.  The exhibit is comprised of three different segments featuring narratives that draw from various aspects of Latino culture, including the works of Mexican illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada, the sport of Lucha Libre and Piñatas.  The works are mixed-media sculptures made from primarily recycled materials and found objects.  Drawing from my background in theatre and costume design, the works in this collection feature meticulously crafted detailing and are intended to reflect the symbiotic relationship between artisan and artist.

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Journeys in Collaborative Art

BY LEA WISE-SURGUY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

Over the last several years artist, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, has been working with the public and experts from multiple fields to create artwork that is only possible because of collaboration. This PK presentation does two things: 1) introduces you to some of the artist's past collaborative art projects, which span the fields of agriculture, biology, and civics and that were all completed or activated by the public; and 2) invites you to join a current collaborative project. 

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What is Painting?

BY PACO IRIGOYEN
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

El Paso based painter PACO IRIGOYEN discusses his exploration of painting in three dimensions.  Paco’s presentation guides the audience with topics every artist should consider when creating something — including ideas of Design, Materials and Structure. Referencing how being knowledgeable of the tools and having a degree of respect for them with bring forth a successful piece of Art.

Paco shows pieces from his research that show the evolution of a Painting, while engaging the viewer with imagery and brushwork. In such research, the mission is to successfully merge structure and concept to appeal to the audience and ignite a conversation with the Painting and those interacting with it.

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Cardwell Collaborative Building

BY JORGE LOYA
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

El Paso Architect JORGE LOYA presents the new 60,000 SF building for the Medical Center of the Americas. State of the art Bio-Medical Research building, first of its kind in the region designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The Cardwell Collaborative will bring the research industry to the local economy and serve two nations and three states.

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