Celebración: An Exhibition of Oklahoma Latino Artists – June 8 – July 21, 2012

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 21, 2012

Opening Reception: June 8, 2012, 6pm – 10pm

Closing Reception: July 13, 2012, 6pm – 10pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm

Closings:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art will be closed to the public on the following dates and times…
06/13/2012 – 1:30p-3:00p
06/15/2012 – 11:00a-2:00p
06/16/2012 – ALL DAY
07/04/2012 – ALL DAY
07/20/2012 – 11:00a-2:00p

Celebración: An Exhibition of Oklahoma Latino Artists

As the title suggests, CELEBRACIÓN is rejoicing of the contributions of Latino artists living in Oklahoma. The Latino community is well-known for its culture, customs and festivals, but has not been widely recognized in the state for their visual artists. The Hispanic movement of artists is quiet but substantial in Oklahoma. The range of work coming from these artists is just as diverse and multilayered as the people of the Latino community. Many of these artists have not been able to show their dynamic work because of a lack of connection to the larger mainstream art community in Oklahoma. It is our hope this exhibition will open a door to the creative vision of these artists and gives them a platform to show their immense talents.

The art of CELEBRACIÓN includes work from established and emerging artists in Oklahoma. Among them are artists of Latino descent such as noted mixed media artists Paul Medina and Narciso Aguilla. Many however are undiscovered talents that are seeking show their work. These artists represent a segment of under represented creative professionals that could help to enrich Oklahoma’s creative growth with their presence.

This exhibition marks an opportunity to contribute to a more racially diverse Oklahoma and a more racially diverse art community.

The Current Artists of Celebración

Paul Medina- Mixed Media Artist

Narciso Argüelles– Mixed Media Artist

Franz Mutis– Painter

Laura Berthila Magalon- Painting

Carlos Tello– Painting

Ernesto Sanchez- Painting

Jamie Macias- Painting

Alejandro Bagajewicz– Mixed Media