The SBVC Art Department coordinated an art exhibition on November 30 that featured renowned glassblowing artists Einar and Jamex De La Torre. In front of a few dozen students and in the warmth of the glassblowing studio at SBVC, they created a three foot heart glass sculpture. Collaborating since the 1990s, the brothers work with mixed media, blown glass sculpture and installation art.

The Guadalajara natives said, “Today we live and work on both sides of the border, The Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, México, and in San Diego. The complexities of our immigrant experience and contradicting bicultural identities, as well as our current life and practice on both sides of the border, inform our art’s narrative and aesthetics.”

The exhibition lasted two and half hours and was then followed by a Q&A outside of the studio. SBVC student Jacob Anderson asked, “What is a piece of advice you’d give to aspiring students like us?” “The only way you can make a masterpiece is by not thinking about making a masterpiece. Create for yourself and not by the standards of society. Make it your own,” concluded the De La Torre Brothers.

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