Art Exhibition Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
October 7 – 30, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011 7-10pm
artdc Gallery at the Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Inspired by the words of Spanish poet Antonio Machado, “Caminante no hay camino, se hace el camino al andar…” Traveller, there’s no road. The path is made as we travel.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, local Latin American artists join to explore their journeys through art and life in the US.
Come and enjoy canvas of colors and symbols deeply rooted in the cultures of Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
Born in Santiago, Chile and lives in the DC area since 1973. Elba has studied art at the Corcoran School of Art, The Art League in Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown University, and has exhibited in DC, Miami, New York and New Delhi, India. Her palette varies widely demonstrating a strong sense of color, intimacy and freedom.
Raised in Chile and born in US, holds an MFA from Vermont College, and a BFA in painting from George Mason University. Her paintings have been featured in several publications and CD covers. She teaches art and is involved in the local DC art community.
Born in Villahermosa, Mexico, holds a BFA in painting from Universidad de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico. He has exhibited throughout Mexico and the Washington DC Metro area to and in other locations in the USA. He teaches painting, printmaking, drawing and encaustics.
Gloria Valdes “Tarasca”.
Born in Michoacán, Mexico. Self taught artist inspired by the culture of the Tarascan ancestral people from which she interrelates her work, colors and shapes, and draws an artistic identity. Gloria has exhibited throughout the DC area.
Born in San José, Costa Rica, graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Costa Rica. For over 20 years, Marité has exhibited throughout United States, Costa Rica and Germany. Her work reflects a passion for symbols and colors.