WHO: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and artists Rafael Con­suegra and Ernesto Montenegro

WHAT: Hunt­ington Avenue —also known as “The Avenue of the Arts” — will more than live up to its name when North­eastern hosts an exhibit of select metal and bronze sculp­tures by artists Rafael Con­suegra and Ernesto Montenegro

WHEN: Exhibit: Thursday, Sep­tember 20 to Monday, October 8
Opening Recep­tion: Thursday, Sep­tember 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE: Krentzman Quad­rangle, North­eastern University

WHY: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is com­mitted to bringing artists of note to campus and in enhancing its one-​​of-​​a-​​kind ded­i­cated out­door sculp­ture garden.

Miami-​​based Cuban-​​American artist Rafael Con­suegra is known for his uncanny ability to breathe life into metal. His sculp­tures range in size from small scale work to mon­u­mental com­mis­sions and are a part of both pri­vate and public col­lec­tions internationally.

All of my sculp­tures are inspired by move­ment and bal­ance” says Consuegra.

Ernesto Mon­tenegro, the recip­ient of such pres­ti­gious awards as the Peter Abate Award and the Reli­gious Sculp­ture Award of Monte Carlo’s Gran Prix d’Art Con­tem­poran, is a diverse and tal­ented artist. His work spans myriad styles from abstract to real­istic. Montenegro’s sculp­ture can be found in many public and pri­vate col­lec­tions throughout the world.

Scul­ture that remains alive should have a dia­logue between the spec­tator and the piece itself. If they are drawn to it by a ques­tion, I think that’s really impor­tant,” says Montenegro.

The exhibit is spon­sored by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and iced’SPRESSO.

About North­eastern:

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.