Receptions March 15 for Mirror in Mirror: Persian Art & Alfredo Santesteban Exhibits

Exhibit dates: March 1st to March 27, 2020
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association
Reception and award ceremony on Sunday 15 March, 2-4pm

Mirror in Mirror: Persian Art Exhibit

It is a great honor for our community of artists to showcase artwork reflecting the open theme of Iranian artists for a Cultural Exhibit (not a Juried Art Show).

Exhibit Curator: Pouran Lashini
Assistant Curators: Vida Tavari, Ida Yavari, Suedabeh Ewing

Participating Artists:

Vida Tayari, Effat Arzani, Fari Rahimi, Bahman Lotfi, Behnaz Sohrabyan, Farzaneh Nouri, Ida Yavari, Suedabeh Ewing, Maedeh Asgharpour, Maria Tah, Shiva Khadivian, Roya Mansour-khani, Shokoufeh Darbandi.Shabnam Khatibi,Tina Biriski, Zaint Afjehei, Zahra Jahanfard, and Pouran Lashini

Alfredo “ALSANTI!” Santesteban Solo Exhibit

Artist Statement:

What a privilege to be given this impulse to create a work of art…! To have the tremendous and captivating enjoyment of producing art…

To be able to pour onto a blank canvas your innermost feelings, your creativity, your imagination is to me a gift I find compulsive, addictive.

I am a self-taught visual artist. I received drawing lessons as a child and then in elementary school I learned to paint with tempera.

With an M.D. degree obtained in my native country of Argentina I emigrated to the US in 1966. After retiring from a long medical practice in Texas I rediscovered my love for the visual arts and dedicated my full time attention to this endeavor.

My current interests are mostly in acrylic abstract and impressionistic paintings, drawing, both color pencils and charcoal. I’m also constantly trying new mediums and ideas.

I strive to paint with bright, happy colors and unusual themes. I favor controlled but dynamic, sweeping brushstrokes.

I am a member of several art organizations, both local and national, international.

For more information about myself and my works, please visit my website at

Alfredo Santesteban, M.D. (nome de plume: ALSANTE)