The Collegian Volume 59, Issue 5 - September 18, 2006 Art show with a ‘punch’By Marie MelendezStaff Writer An art exhibit featuring the work of four emerging artists opens at 6:30 tonight in the Art Building’s Richardson Art Gallery. Art Professor Carlos G. Gómez, exhibit curator, described the work of Mauricio Saenz, Gabriel Treviño, Jesus De la Rosa and Luis Valderas as “art with a message” and a “punch.” “The idea [is] to help artists who are trying to be very honest and sincere in producing art that is non-commercial,” Gómez said. Saenz, who graduated from UTB/TSC in 2003, “has a lot to say and is becoming very much aware of society and the stuff that goes on in it,” Gómez said. “His art is affected by things that cause pain.” Treviño’s style is the “most bizarre” and “people will have more questions about his work than anybody else’s,” he said. “He has a lot of energy.” De la Rosa is “more of the contemporary painter. … His stuff is going to be a little more mainstream, somewhat pop-culture,” Gómez said. Valderas has a much larger audience. “His delivery of the message is more universal. His target is not limited just to certain people,” he said. The exhibit, which is part of the Patron of the Arts program, runs through Oct. 5. Admission is $3. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.