Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , September 6, 2012—12:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 4, 2012 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 9, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ARTS GUILD NEW JERSEY 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 P: 732-381-7511 / www.agnj.org Gallery hours: Sat. Sun.: 1 - 4PM, Mon through Fri: between 10AM and 4PM. Please use the rear lot entrance during weekday hours.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY: As part of fall National Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Arts Guild New Jersey will present an inspiring exhibition of contemporary Latino art entitled: WE ARE YOU PROJECT INTERNATIONAL from September 9 to October 4, 2012. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and is open to all. Admission is Free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will take place at Arts Guild New Jersey galleries at 1670 Irving Street Rahway, NJ.
This insightful thought-provoking exhibition, developed by We Are You Project, represents the first comprehensive, coast-to-coast, artistic overview of the current state of Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions in the 21st Century. The show sheds light on both alarming and promising conditions that presently surround and confront Ibero-Americans throughout the United States as well as Latin America.
This exhibit reveals both prescient Latino concerns as well as achievements, which are reflected in paintings, prints, and mixed-media works by thirty-five 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. Most importantly, each artist in the exhibit have attained professional success by expressing in their visual art both their vision and unique personal story.
The thirty-five exhibiting We Are You Project artists, which are celebrating their Hispanic Heritage through their art, include: Jose Acosta, Efren Alvarez, Nelson Alvarez, Willie Baez, Josephine Barreiro, Hugo X. Bastidas, Monica S. Camin, Priscila De Carvalho, Jacqui Casale, Gerardo Castro, Pablo Caviedes, Carlos Chavez, Williams Coronado, Maritza Davila, Rosario D'Rivera, Ricardo Fonseca, Fernando Goldoni, Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo, Roberto Marquez, Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Hugo Morales, Lisette Morel, Patricio Moreno Toro, Gabriel Navar, Julio Nazario, Jimmy Pena, Joe Pena, Duda Penteado, Mel Ramos, Rolando Reyna, Jesus Rivera, Jose Rodeiro, Marta Sanchez, Sergio Villamizar and Raul Villarreal. The We Are You Project Website is http://www.weareyouproject.org/6201.html .
At the opening reception. Sunday, September 9 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Dr. Carlos Hernandez, as well as Mr. Mario Tapia, two of the founders and leaders of the We Are You Project will speak about the Project's future and its ground-breaking 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.
About Arts Guild New Jersey Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located in the downtown Arts District of Rahway. Each year, the Guild presents a series of fine art exhibitions and an art education program that includes studio art classes for adults, teens and children, an on-going series of intensive one-day workshops for adults, and a series of summer art workshops for teens and children. Other programs have included film screenings, lectures and seminars on arts and cultural topics, artist networking opportunities, a jazz series and small scale concerts of other musical forms. Arts Guild New Jersey is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, Routes 1 & 9, Saint Georges Avenue (Route 27/35), and by train, via NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and Jersey Shore Lines. The exhibit program at Arts Guild New Jersey is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, which promotes health, well-being and quality of life in New Jersey's communities, including the arts. Sponsors of this program are RSI Bank, Rahway, NJ, and ConocoPhillips.
For further information about the show and the related events please contact Lawrence Cappiello, Executive Director (732) 381-7511 Arts Guild New Jersey firstname.lastname@example.org or www.agnj.org