Dallas, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 25, 2002–You may have heard of him. Perhaps you’ve seen his work in fine galleries – or even on the street as part of Dallas’ Pegasus Project. But even with his many successes and numerous commissioned pieces for high society and celebrities, anyone who has met Ro Diaz or seen any of his pieces knows that his head and heart remain true to his Cuban-American roots.
Rolando “Ro” Diaz is an up and coming fine artist with high potential and a strong collector base in the art world (http://www.rodiaz.com). His work graces the walls and halls of some of the finest homes and galleries throughout the country, and he has been featured in numerous articles published in Chicago, Denver, and Florida as well as in prestigious publications such as DHome Magazine, Dallas Home Design, and Paper City Art Gallery in Dallas. He also recently received a special commission by B.J. and Gloria Thomas that was presented as a wedding gift to Liza Minnelli.
This past Thursday, Scheufelen Paper Company (http://www.scheufelen.com) hosted a reception and art show of Ro Diaz’s finest works. Many of the pieces that were showcased have never been publicly displayed as they have been gathered from private collectors specifically for this prestigious reception.
“I am so proud that the public was able to see these pieces as they were special commissions or they were purchased even before I was able to display them,” said the artist. “My all-time favorite piece [Forbidden Fruit, back view] has many of the complexities and colors that are a part of who I am and where I come from.”
Approximately 200 guests attended the special one-man show to honor the artist and experience first-hand the subtlety and energy that comes across in all of Ro’s pieces. The show featured some of Ro’s favorites, including Mango boy, Cuba 1957, Oye la música, Amor en Varadero, and the Forbidden Fruit series, among others.
“Ro has been able to capture the beauty and complexity of Cuba as it was then, and even as it is now,” commented one of the collectors. “I am proud to have this piece hanging in my living room. It reminds me of the grace and beauty in Cuba’s nature – the aquamarine waters, the yellow ochres of the fruits, the Indian red sunsets… ” said another. The tones in Ro’s pieces – and even their names, some of which are in English and some in Spanish – reflect his true biculturalism and the richness of his Cuban-American heritage.
Ro’s work is featured on Scheufelen Paper’s fine paper sample production designed by Roz Theesfeld and written by Chandler Barber, which will be distributed internationally. The theme in this high-end promotional piece is “Cuban culture represented by 20 paintings and prose.”
Ro Diaz’s pieces range from $500 for inkings and prints to $3,000 for an average size original oil painting. To see some of Ro’s artwork, go to http://www.rodiaz.com or stop by his gallery at Southside on Lamar [the old Sears Building] (http://www.southsideonlamar.com) at 1409 S. Lamar Street, Unit 101 in Dallas, TX. For more information or to commission a special piece, contact the artist directly at 214-821-2956 or via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to editors: A photo of the artist and one of his most celebrated pieces “Machetero” is available at (www.hispanicprwire.com). For a hard copy of the photo, please contact Ericka Nelson at 305-883-4731 or via E-mail at ErickaPR@aol.com or Rolando Diaz directly at email@example.com.