Melbourne Artist Rubio Subject of New Exhibition at Foosaner Art Museum

‘Symbols and Guardians’
Features Paintings, Sculpture

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Harak Rubio: Symbols and Guardians opened Aug. 20 at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum.

The exhibition of recently created works from the Puerto Rico native and Melbourne, Florida, resident Harak Rubio features 32 large-scale abstract paintings and 14 sculptures. It will remain open through Oct. 15.

The winner of numerous awards and honors throughout his career, Rubio has his paintings and sculpture displayed widely across Latin America.

Harak Rubio: Symbols and Guardians “displays how Rubio moves fluidly from sculpture to painting,” said Director of University Museums Carla Funk. “The sculptures exude energy, as the paintings celebrate the vivacity of motion.  He is really a master of color, tension and form.”

In 1992, after completing his arts education at the University of Puerto Rico, Rubio started his professional career in the world of film, advertising and video production, working as designer, art director, prop master and more.

He has since worked for production and advertising agencies including Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Trivisión Spain, Animal Planet, USA Network, ABC and CBS networks, Quentin Tarantino Productions and MTV. Throughout his successful production career, he continued his painting and sculpting, achieving more than 10 solo art exhibitions and participating in three dozen group exhibits internationally.

He has works in major public and private collections in Puerto Rico, the United States, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Russia, Canada and Mexico. His dynamic, large-scale public sculptures can be found in San Juan, P.R., Guadalajara, Mexico, and Melbourne.

Family Day

Harak Rubio will lead a child-friendly gallery talk about his work and oversee hands-on art activities at a free event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, 1520 Highland Ave., Melbourne.  Family Day is sponsored by PNC Bank.

Gallery Talk

Rubio will hold a Gallery Talk about his work and the Foosaner exhibition at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the museum, 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne.  Admission at the door is $5. The event is free for museum members and all current Florida Tech faculty, staff and students.


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