Sueños Americanos

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Contributed by Workhouse Arts Center

September 14 – November 3, 2013

Building W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

workhouse arts centerThe Suenos Americanos exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center is a nationally juried exhibition comprised of works created by visual artists working in a variety of mediums and styles that celebrate Latin America. Latin American art is comprised of the artistic expressions of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, and of Latin Americans living in other regions. One common cultural occurrence among Latinos is migration to the United States, often in search of the “American dream.” Suenos Americanos explores the dualities of the Latin American experience and how they uniquely inform the artistic voice of each artist represented.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Pablo Azar                           Nayda Cuevas                                   Dilenia Garcia

Ana Marini-Genzon        Domingo Parada                               Nic Provenzo

Arturo Rodriguez             Pablo Solares                                     Raul Villarreal

Jeff Chyatte

Independent curator and writer Laura Roulet  juried the exhibition.  Roulet specializes in contemporary and Latin American art as a curator and published author.  She was one of five international curators chosen for 5×5, a major public art initiative in Washington, DC. She recently curated “Sculpting Outside the Lines,” the Arts in Foggy Bottom Third Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and several exhibits at the Art Museum of the Americas, both in Washington, DC.  Roulet has also curated exhibits internationally in locations including Mexico City and Puerto Rico.

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 6-9pm during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse

Brett John Johnson, Workhouse Director of Visual Arts

“The Workhouse is proud of its diverse offerings of art, education and social experiences.  This exhibit will provide visitors with insight into Latino culture and the Latin American experience, stimulating cross-cultural dialogue.”

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