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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Local Young “Old Master” Paintings to be Displayed 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’s 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 been taking 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.  For more information on Ms. 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 Dec. 7-31.

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