Sat, Oct 21|
Fall Exhibition featuring Abiam Alvarez
Welcome the harvest season with ceramic work by local artist Abiam Alvarez.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 4:00 PM – Nov 23, 7:00 PM
Colibri Gallery, 17505 Monterey Hwy, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
About the Event
Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 4pm - 6pm to celebrate the opening of our Fall Exhibition featuring compelling work by local ceramic artist Abiam Alvarez at Colibri Gallery. Abiam's large ceramic sculptures as well as some of his utilitarian work will be on display. Enjoy light refreshments, music and mingle with other art lovers. This event is free and open to the public!
About the Artist
Abiam Alvarez is a ceramicist based in Gilroy, California. He spent the first nine years of his life in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, before migrating to the United States in 1999 and settling in the small California town of Firebaugh, a farming community surrounded by fields of crop. Growing up, Abiam experienced working in the agricultural industry by spending his summers in the fields and attending school the rest of the year. His roots are closely tied to the central valley, where he grew up, and creates artwork that speaks of the labors and political issues surrounding agriculture, consumerism, and immigrant workers.
Abiam is a first-generation college student in his family. He attended California State University, Fresno, where he earned a BA in art and design with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. He later returned to earn his single subject teaching credential in art to teach high school art courses. In 2019, Abiam earned his MFA degree at San Jose State University. He currently resides in Gilroy and teaches high school ceramics at Ann Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, CA.