The Hispanic Arts Initiative’s inaugural exhibition, “Punto de Vista – Latino Perspectives: A Cultural Journey through Art,” will feature the work of 15 North Carolina Latino artists. The show will be shown in the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts from Dec. 7 – Jan. 26. The opening reception for the show is from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 and is free and open to the public.
The Womble Carlyle Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Atkinson Law Firm.
The exhibition features work by contemporary Latino artists who live and work in North Carolina. Artwork includes works on paper, paintings, mosaics, ceramics and sculptures. All pieces will be available for purchase.
The featured artists are: Awilda DeJesús, who is of Puerto Rican descent and lives in Greensboro; Clina Polloni, who is Chilean and lives in Raleigh; Argentine Daniel Sebille of Winston-Salem; Columbian Jorge Zuluaga of Raleigh; Jose Rodriguez, a Greensboro artist of Venezuelan heritage; Mexican artist Mariana Pardy of Greensboro; Cuban artist Nelida Otero of Winston-Salem; Nico Amortegui, a Charlotte artist of Columbian descent; Cuban artist Nieves Diaz Lewis of Winston-Salem; Sandra Garcia, a Columbian who lives in Charlotte; Socorro Hernandez, a Mexican American from Fayetteville; Costa Rican Victor Palomino of Cary; Chilean Victoria Morales of High Point; Costa Rican Jorge Ramirez of Cary and Mexican Cornelio Campos of Durham.
They will be on hand to greet guests and discuss their work. Music will be provided by Eta Carino Trio and catering by Du Mexique.
Through community partnerships, the Hispanic Arts Initiative offers a broad range of culturally authentic programs that ensure Latino cultural diversity is represented in the arts. Its programs create opportunities for Latino artists and builds bridges of cross-cultural understanding that enrich the lives of both the Latino and non-Latino population.