First Friday: October 5, 2012, 5pm
Communidad Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5pm
Arch at Chatham Gallery, Indianapolis
AMOR2: Hecho en Indiana is the theme for this multi-media exhibition which features the contemporary and traditional art of Latin-American artists living in Indiana today representing much of Latin America: Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba y More. The life experiences of these artists are vastly different from each other, yet common in their uniqueness in places like Indiana. The expression of those life experiences is what this exhibit is all about.
TWO DAYS ONLY
AMOR2: Hecho en Indiana (Made in Indiana) is the theme for this multi-media exhibition which features the contemporary and traditional art of Latin-American artists living in Indiana today representing much of Latin America: Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The life experiences of these artists are vastly different from each other, yet common in their uniqueness in places like Indiana. The expression of those life experiences is what this exhibit is all about.
TWO DAYS ONLY
The exhibit will feature:
Digital Media Prints
Musical and Theatrical Performance Art
Carlos Sosa, curator of the exhibit, said he sees this show as a great opportunity to introduce Latino art to new audiences. “I consider this an important show for these Latino artists because it’s giving us an opportunity to educate the Indiana Art scene to other vibrant cultural experiences,” he said. “Latinos as
well as non-Latinos will benefit from a multi-cultural experience—the exposure of art through the eyes of Indiana Latinos. We take pride in our knowledge of our traditions, culture and history. The Arch at Chatham has afforded us the opportunity to share them with you.”
On view from October 5th—6th, 2012 at the Arch at Chatham
Gallery in the Mass. Ave. Arts District of Downtown Indianapolis, this exhibition is second installment of a concept of Carlos Sosa (a graphic designer who has been living in Indianapolis since 1986), and it is designed to bring together some of the most colorful, culturally diverse work in today’s contemporary Indiana art scene.
The art on view represents a wide variety of artists and cultures. Among them are Orlando Pelaez of Colombia, Samuel Vazquez (via New York) and William Marquez of Puerto Rico (via the Region), Art Silva of Portuguese and Mexican
descent, Beatríz Vazquez of Mexican decent, Magdalena Sogvia od Vera Cruz, Mexico, Carlos Sosa, American of Puerto Rican heritage, among others.
The intent of the collaboration is to reveal the unique perspective brought forward by these artists as they reflect a Latin cultural heritage living in Indiana. See some of the artists’ work at: www.thesosagroup.com
The public is invited to the exhibition opening on October 5th (First Friday), from 5:00-9:00PM, at the Arch at Chatham Gallery.
A Special Reception for Indianapolis' Latino community (and also the public at large) will take place the following evening, October 6th, from 5:00-10:00PM, at the Arch at Chatham Gallery. A variety of Latino/Hispanic food and drink will be provided for this reception and Sancocho, a folkloric, Afro-Latino percussion/dance ensemble is scheduled to perform that night.
For more information, please call the Arch at Chatham Gallery at 317-635-ARCH (2724) or
Carlos Sosa at 317-714-7672.
The artwork for the AMOR2 show was inspired by various Art Icons. The ones on this page serve as an homage to the New Castle Indiana Native, Robert Indiana and Native New Yorker, Milton Glaser.