[Renee Tomell - rtomell@shawmedia]
[A replica of one of Frida Kahlo’s most iconic dresses, which appeared on the cover of Vogue, was created by students in the COD Fashion Studies program.]
Martinez said earlier in the year that the exhibit conservatively is expected to draw 1,400 viewers a day.
Justin Witte, Cleve Carney Art Gallery director and exhibition curator, described paintings as points of contact that span cultural, linguistic and geographic barriers.
Although Kahlo died 64 years ago, he said people still are captivated by her life story, health challenges, relationships, her intense pride and celebration of her heritage, and how she defied the limits imposed on women.
When people view her works, he said "time is going to start to bend" as they make the connections as told by Kahlo.