Art Exhibition: Stella Nolasco’s “Las sombras de una mujer”

Fashion designer Stella Nolasco opened her first art exhibition—“Las sombras de una mujer” [Shados of a Woman]—last night (October 26, 2011) at Galería Obra. The gallery is located at 301 De La Cruz Street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

After several years focused on fashion design, Nolasco decided to show her passion for the visual arts. The “Las sombras de una mujer” is a collection of 16 pieces of acrylic on canvas works, including “Woman in the Shadow,” “Mujer desnuda bajo el sol,” and “Sevillana sola.” In a press release, the artist said, “Painting has always been present in my life, for years. As an artist, I felt the need to express myself through this medium, painting, which is one of the main modes of expression of the visual arts.”

Stella Nolasco has been recognized as one of Puerto Rico’s youngest, most aggressive, and competitive designers. She has been described as an extreme avant-garde designer. Nolasco holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University, and is one of a few Latinas selected to participate in the Fashion Design Program of the well-respected Saci Art School in Florence.

For full article (in Spanish), see

See Nolasco’s blog at

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