June 18 - August 14, 2016
Alper Initiative for Washington Art
THE LOOKING GLASS: ARTIST IMMIGRANTS OF WASHINGTON
The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates ten artists who left Latin America for many different reasons over the last sixty years – primarily for safety, freedom, and opportunity – and made their homes, and their artistic careers and contributions in the Washington region. They include Joan Belmar and Juan Downey from Chile, Carolina Mayorga from Colombia, Ric Garcia, Lenny Campello, and Jose Ygnacio Bermudez from Cuba, Muriel Hasbun from El Salvador, Frida Larios from Honduras, Irene Clouthier from Mexico, and Naul Ojeda from Uruguay. They brought with them artistic traditions that took root and bore fruit here in the United States.
June 18, 6-9 pm, Summer Opening Reception
Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at the opening for Summer exhibitions, including: Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints, Contemporary North Korean Art: the Evolution of Socialist Reaism, South Korean Art: Examining Life Through Social Realities, and Art Cart: Honoring the Legacy.
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On July 14, 5:30-7 pm the Katzen Center offers its next installment of Free Parking, a series of salon-style conversations in the Alper Initiative space. See the extraordinary work and hear the powerful stories of artists from Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Uruguay, who have impacted the art of Washington.
This event is free and open to anyone interested in discussing the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan area.