Colores de Latinamérica ‘17

By on January 25, 2017

FREE Admission!

January 24 – February 4, 2017
Hours: Tues. thru Sat.,12 – 5 PM

203 Dundas Street (between Richmond & Clarence), London, ON
tel. 519-642-2767 • /

Opening Night Reception: Friday, January 27th at 7:00
With refreshments & Latin American appetizers and, beginning at 7:30 PM, a special performance by:

The Alfredo Caxaj Latin Jazz Ensemble
* Nevin Campbell – Keyboards
* Paco Luviano – Bass
* Rob Larose – Congas
* Alfredo Caxaj – Timbales/Vocals
* Dave Wiffen – Sax
* Steve McDade – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
* Peter Hysen – Trombone/Musical Director

London’s Sunfest Committee celebrates the 11th edition of Colores de Latinoamérica – a premier showcase of creative works by some of Canada’s most talented visual artists who were born in, or have immediate family ties to, various Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.  Colores exhibitors are truly cosmopolitan figures, who live & work in such cities as Toronto, Montreal and New York, and whose output is prized around the globe.

Sunfest Executive & Artistic Director Alfredo Caxaj says: “I’m extremely excited about the diversity of this year’s exhibition.  From colorful canvases and breathtaking photographs to arresting murals and graffiti, Colores de Latinoamérica ‘17 offers fascinating windows into the worlds of seven contemporary artists at different stages in their careers.  Whether mature or emerging, each of our contributors approaches the intersection of Latin American and Canadian culture in a highly original and compelling way.”

From January 24th until February 4th, come and experience new artworks by the following:  MIRNA CHACIN, an award-winning Venezuelan photographer, whose images explore love, progress, death, the environment, and forgotten paradises;  CHRISTIAN CASTELBLANCO, a Colombian-born graffitist, graphic designer, illustrator and digital artist, who specializes in recovering urban spaces;  PERU DYER JALEA, a proponent of the ‘Graffuturism’ movement, who dedicates much of his energy to advancing the traditions of graffiti and mural art into new imaginative territory and, inspired by his extensive travels, creates works that muse on the idea of ‘home’;  IRMA GUTIERREZ, who reveals the dualities of human passions and the labyrinths of the mind, which are built on remembrances of our lost histories, folktales and myths;  TANIA IRAHETA, an abstract landscape painter, whose colorful and childlike images evoke the moods and emotions of indelible places and events in her life, especially those associated with Tania’s homeland, Chile;  NINA ANTONINI, a Venezuelan-born painter whose formative influences include Impressionist Armando Reveron and Cubist Armando Barrios;  and G. HARLEY SALAMANCA, who illustrates the transition from traditional still life painting to a more hard-edge look, through a style that can reference art history while preserving a sense of mystery.

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