|Reynaldo Reyes: Landscapes|
The landscape paintings of Reynaldo Reyes are replete with
characteristic Hispanic and Filipino elements— tiled
roofs, whitewashed walls, gardens and flowers. His
watercolors portray areas in Spain and in other locations
strongly influenced by the Spanish aesthetic—
California, Puerto Rico, and San Antonio, evoking an
atmosphere of serenity and quiet beauty.
A pediatrician and health administrator by profession Dr. Reyes has been painting since 1971. His work, mostly watercolors and pastels, has been displayed in several group and one-man shows in New York City. In 2001, Dr. Reyes was honored with a one-man show at the Philippine Embassy in New York in conjunction with the visit of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo, who came to speak regarding the events of September 11.
Dr. Reyes, a graduate of the medical school at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, also holds a graduate degree in health administration from Hofstra University in New York. He shares the tradition of other Filipino/ American doctors by participating regularly in medical missions to the Philippines. As a doctor, he hopes to heal the body. In his paintings, he speaks to our spirit.
Babbidge Library, Gallery on the Plaza
Reynaldo Reyes’ paintings and Laura Crow’s photographs are exhibited in cooperation with (Re) Presenting Filipino Americans, a national Filipino conference to be held on the Storrs campus, September 20-22, sponsored by the Asian American Studies Institute and the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Connecticut.