The Latino Art Show at The Gateway Community College in New Haven CT January 13-February 17, 2016 | Opening Reception: Thursday Jan. 28 5-8 pm New Alliance Art Gallery – Gateway Community College | Sponsored by Arte Inc. Claudio Alteser Etchandia: Claudio Altesor Etchandia was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 20th 1981. During his adolescence he began to take drawing classes in Maldonado, Uruguay........... Benjamin Casiano: Benjamin Casiano was born & raised in New York City. An accomplished art director, graphic designer and painter received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY......... Ricky Mestre: Ricky Mestre is a Puerto Rican artist from Bridgeport CT. He studied Illustration at the University of Bridgeport where he received his Bachelor's Degree..... Eddie Nino: After disciplined and rigorous traditional training of more than 10 years as an apprentice of noted art teacher.... Sandra Rossini: Sandra Rossini is a USA born artist of Argentine descent. She has been painting for over 15 years with her skill being primarily self taught. She is the daughter of the Poet Anahi Rossini and the granddaughter of the artist Americo Comesaña-Vila. Throughout her career she has both hosted and participated in Art Exhibitions throughout CT including various exhibitions at the Palace Theater in Stamford CT. She is an advocate in helping others and has donated various paintings for multiple causes including her own cause to help those in need. In 2015 she managed a silent auction in Tribeca, NY where she and artist colleagues donated paintings for Bronxworks which serves the lower income communities in NYC. She is a natural Cubist but tends to stray to the Surrealist realm at times. She is well known for her figure paintings, linear and musical repetitions, and bright colors which create a sense of happiness. Sandra has used her art for various community and world out- reach programs whereas she works directly by donating a percentage of her painting proceeds to those less fortunate, specifically children in need in South America. She hopes to use her skill as means to help others worldwide.