Friday, March 5, 2010

Ho Baron Exhibit Begins at UTEP

Video courtesy of Lisa Degliantoni

Ho Baron's exhibit (Gods for Future Religions: Surreal Sculptures by Ho) opened yesterday evening at UTEP with a well-attended reception that included many of his neighbors.

Lisa Degliantoni gave this summary of the video:
"Tonight Newmanista Ho Baron celebrated a very well-attended opening of his work at the UTEP Exhibition Gallery. Known for his surreal sculpture The Water God that faces traffic on the corner of Piedras and Aurora, Baron is a longtime Newman Park Neighborhood resident. This show features more than 30 free standing sculptures plus a small room of about seven reliefs accented with vibrant colors. Influenced by his time spent in Africa when in the Peace Corps, Baron is collected all over the world and you can catch him this summer at the Santa Fe Flea Market where he'll have his own booth. For more information on Ho and his career, visit"

Of the opening reception Ho Baron said:
"The opening was a big success: lots of friends, lots of interesting people, a fine setting. Surprisingly, a number of people from the neighborhood showed up - people who had passed my house lots of times said they enjoyed my work but they'd never stopped to say 'hello'. It was great.

"My 'gods' shined."

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