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Arte, Inc invited me to come back and curate another exhibition in their beautiful gallery, as I curated one for them in 2009.
Arte, Inc is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to Promoting Latino Art, Culture & Talent in the state of Connecticut, USA. They establish partnerships with community agencies and groups to improve quality of life of residents. Arte also assists artists, organizes programs, events, shows and exhibits. They develop and run effective youth programming to engage children and mold better citizens, and most importantly it provides education.
I feel Connecticut artists with Latin roots bring different perspectives to their artistic works, so it is with great pleasure that I'm putting together a group of these talented people to show the public their particular views... and here are the artists I have selected to participate: Sikiu Perez, Margarita Rodriguez-Lansberg and MariaCorina Alvarezdelugo will come back to Arte to show you their new works again this year; along with three new artists, Millie Donovan, Fernando Garcia, and Noe Jimenez... they are all very different from each other and I'm sure the public will enjoy their art greatly!!
Please, save the date for our Opening Reception: Friday, April 22 from 5:30-8 pm.
Live Music by "El Duo Flamenco de los Hermanos Ramos" & refreshments.
Gallery hours: During this exhibition, Arte Gallery will be open to the public Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 4:00PM, from April 23rd through May 21st.
A little info about our exhibitors...
MariaCorina Alvarezdelugo is currently a senior at Parsons Institute of Design in New York City, where she is pursuing a career in Design and Management. MariaCorina participated in the juried Biennial exhibition titled Cultural Passages: Identity Made Visible, at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, in 2007 and in Connections/Conexiones exhibition at Arte, INC in 2009, amongst other exhibits.
Mixed media painter, Millie Donovan likes to create texture in her works by combining typography, photography, and found objects with traditional media, such as acrylic and watercolor paints. To learn more about Millie Donovan go to: http://milliedonovan.blogs
The paintings of Ferando Garcia tend to be colorful and often realistically rendered, influenced by the vibrancy of street art and urban culture. Reflecting a mix between aesthetic experimentation and deeper explorations on personal events that engage the viewer.
Noe Jimenez is a Dominican-American painter. His work has been featured in online publications such as the Dirty Pond and Artist Advocacy. He has exhibited at the Madison Arts Cinema in the two-person show Plompous and has been a regular exhibitor at the New Haven City-Wide shows for the last 3 years. Noé has studied at the Altos de Chavon School of Art in La Romana, Dominican Republic; the University of Urbino in Italy and El Colegio de España, in Salamanca, Spain. This summer he will be joining students from Italy and the United States in a performance piece at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Sculptor and painter, Sikiu Perez gets inspiration from the Ancient Mesoamerican and Pre-Columbian Art. Her themes are usually the female figure and a wide variety of birds, symbolizing graceful fertility and power. Sikiu has shown her works in art galleries around the USA and in her native Venezuela. Her works can be found in public and private collections in both countries. To learn more about Sikiu Perez go to http://www.sikiuperez.com/
Award winning mixed media and watercolor artist, Margarita Rodríguez-Lansberg’s work, has been exhibited in galleries in the USA and Venezuela. Her paintings are included in private collections in both countries.