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New Art School Exhibition in El Charco

Tuesday April 16, 2013

New Art School Exhibition in El Charco

Named after the locally born sculptor Pancho Lasso, the school has played a vital role in encouraging young artists in a range of disciplines, from painting to ceramics, sculpture and photography.

Lasso himself was an exponent of the surrealist school although he started out as a more traditional creator of busts and bas-reliefs. As he matured his work became more imaginative and several of his intriguing sculptures can be seen in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of International Contemporary Art.

Amongst the pieces chosen for this retrospective will be drawings, photographs, sculptures and the ideas students have created for interior design projects, with examples of work spanning the hundred years that the school has been open. The school was founded by Don Antonio Lopez Munoz in 1913 with a budget of just 2,500 pesetas and gradually grew from an institution with just six professors to the college it is today. It was only in 1986 that the school became known as the Pancho Lasso School of Art, some thirteen years after the artist’s death.

The exhibition in El Charco de San Gines is open between 10.00 and 13.00 and 17.00 and 20.00 from Monday to Friday and between 10.00 and 14.00 on Saturdays. Entrance is free.

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