RAHWAY–As part of this fall’s “National Hispanic Heritage Celebration,” Arts Guild New Jersey will present an exhibition of contemporary Latino art entitled: “WE ARE YOU PROJECT INTERNATIONAL” from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. and is open to all. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will take place at the Arts Guild New Jersey galleries located at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway.
This exhibit reveals both prescient Latino concerns as well as achievements, which are reflected in paintings, prints, and mixed-media works by 35 prominent, contemporary Hispanic artists, whose extensive transcultural and pan-Latino-heritage(s) can be traced to diverse Latin American nationalities, including Mexico, Puerto-Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Spain and Portugal. Each artist in the exhibit or their families have experienced the perspective of being an immigrant, refugee, a migrant, expatriate, or nomad, who gratefully found a new home in the United States, and where over the course of years, they have attained professional success by expressing in their visual art both their vision and unique personal story.
At the opening reception, Dr. Carlos Hernández and Mario Tapia, two of the founders and leaders of the We Are You Project will speak about the project’s future and its socio-cultural significance for all Latinos. In additionally, Hiram Colon, the composer of the We Are You theme song, will perform in collaboration with singer Sophia Angelica, of the Dora the Explorer television show.
For further information about this exhibit, or other exhibits at Arts Guild New Jersey, visit www.agnj.org.
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