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    Photo students take ‘One for the Road’

    If you’re looking UA-related art and culture at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, look no further than T.A.C. Studios this Saturday and Sunday. Ten Advanced Photography students will be showing installations of photo and mixed media.

    As this will be most of the artists’ last show as students, they are calling the show “”One for the Road”” to reflect that it is a culmination of all they’ve learned and all they hope to do as artists after graduation.

    This show is about finally making work that is what we want to continue to do,”” said Christian Ramirez, the organizer of the event and one of the 10 artists featured in the show. “”It was kind of hard to get to that point,”” she said, but added that the artists are “”finally making our own path and figuring it out.””

    Most pieces featured in the show are photography, but many will also include mixed media, including light boxes, painting, text overlay and large wall installations. The local band Tamara and the Magic Bean will perform during the opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 7-10 p.m.

    The public is welcome at the free reception, which will feature free food and drink from The Spotlight Grill alongside the music and art. The show is being held at T.A.C. Studios, 416 E. Ninth St. The space is owned by a UA alum who hopes to host similar shows in the future.

    Most of the 10 student artists hope to become professional artists after graduation from the UA. “”It’s always been kind of a hard medium to try to break into,”” Ramirez said, but mentioned that it is possible for young photographers to have lucrative careers.

    Despite concerns with the poor economy — which means less money to spend on art — “”it’s definitely possible to still do well,”” she said.

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