The National Experimental University of the Armed Forces is a Venezuelan public university associated with the Venezuelan armed forces. Founded in 1974 by the former president Rafael Caldera as the National Armed Forces Higher Polytechnical Institution, it was renamed by the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in 1999. In 2009 it had 61 campuses, was present in every Venezuelan state except Monagas, with 235,000 students enrolled in May 2009. Keysi Sayago, Miss Venezuela 2016 Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela Naomi Soazo judoka Diosdado Cabello, President of the Constituent Assembly Nicolás Maduro Guerra and Congressman Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense José Salazar, Venezuelan Ministry of Defense Bolivarian Military University of Venezuela Military Academy of the Bolivarian Aviation Military Academy of Health Sciences National Experimental University of the Armed Forces QS World University Rankings Universidad de Oriente Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela Bolivarian Military Technical Academy Citgo Military Academy of the Bolivarian Navy National Guard Military Academy Society of Petroleum Engineers PDVSA Mechanical engineering Petroleum engineering Systems engineering Electrical engineering Civil engineering List of systems engineering universities ESPE
Violet Hopkins is an American painter. She holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Hopkins work draws inspiration from found images of the natural and scientific world, using ink and paint to transform them into color-rich, dynamic scenes that incorporate both abstract and figurative elements. Amra Brooks, in Artforum called her 2006 "Chromatophoric" exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, "magical." An exhibition in New York 2009 was based around the 1977 Voyager space program. Time Out concluded that "Violet Hopkins's latest paintings won't blow your mind... her project acknowledges art's challenge to interact with a vast, ever-changing world."Several of Hopkins' works reside in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Tumlir, Jan. " Los Angeles: Drawing in L. A.", The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection - Raisonné. MoMA, New York. 2009: 26 - 35. Walleston, Aimee. "Ground Control."
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