Raíces y Alas

Friday, June 1 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Reception: June 1st, First Friday, 6-8pm

Honoring Latinx and Chicanx artists, Raices y Alas (Roots and Wings), will feature the work of two generations of artists that incorporate inspirations from their cultural heritages and surroundings. The exhibit will showcase artist that work with various mediums such as photography, painting, printmaking, and more to address social issues and cultural practices that are important in their lives. Each artist uses traditional and contemporary techniques to blend the past and the present into their artworks. By displaying art from the older generation, the roots, alongside art of the younger generation, the wings, we can see evolution within their communities and the traditions and social issues that remain important.

Artists are:

Erika Gómez Henao
Cristina Velásquez
Guillermo Aranda
Enrique Lopez
Irene Juarez O’Connell
Victor Cervantes
Carmen Leon
Amalia Mesa-Bains
Laura Spiegel
Edward Ramirez

Image shown: Oil painting “(Un)wanted Attention” by Erika Geómez Henao