Art Exhibition "Dialogo 365"

Mar 6,2009 12:00 am
Mar 27,2009 02:00 am

The Ice Box, Crane Arts Building

Casa de Venezuela Delaware Valley announces the opening of Diálogo 365,its 2nd Annual Art Exhibition, on view from March 2nd to March 27th at the Ice Box of the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia.


In 2008, Casa de Venezuela, in celebration of its 4th anniversary, launched its first art exhibition entitled Memorias. It gathered a group of twenty two Latino and Latino American artists in the Delaware Valley and showcased thirty paintings and mixed media works. The exhibition was held during April of 2008 in the spaces of Artesano's Gallery in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.

Casa de Venezuela is incorporating the art exhibition as a permanent program of its yearly initiatives, because of its great success and expansion of Latino/Latin American art throughout the Philadelphia area. This program is adhered to the goals of Casa de Venezuela, to be an inclusive and supportive organization of arts and culture initiatives in the area.


In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Casa de Venezuela hosts its second annual art exhibition. Diálogo 365 seeks to explore a visual dialogue that challenges our pre-established concepts of origin, belonging, migration, displacement, transformation, territory and boundaries related to Latin America; aiming to create a space for further thought on social and cultural understanding about this region. The media was extended to include video installation and sculpture; in addition to painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media.

Thirty nine visual artists living in the US, as well as in countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean are represented in Diálogo 365: Adrian Abonce, Alejandra Villasmil, Alexis Duque, Alicia Meza, Alvaro Altamar, Amalfi Ramirez-Finnerty, Andria Bibiloni, Betsy Casañas, Blanca Gruber, Carlos Nuñez, Daniel de Jesus, David Hernandez, Diogenes Abreu, Doris Nogueira-Rogers, Emilio Arraiza, Erick Sanchez, Gina Echeverry, Giovanni Escala, Henry Bermudez, Isaias Amaro, Jorge Figueroa, Jose Guacache, Jose Guedez, Karim Marquez, Karla Blanchard, Luz Selenia Salas, Marta Sanchez, Maximiliano Medina, Michelle Ortiz, Morella Jurado, Nicky Enright, Rafael Aviles, Renzo Ortega, Romulo Peña, Roxana Perez-Mendez, Simón Bolívar, Susana Amundaraín, Tony Rocco and Vladimir Da' costa.

Their work plays a distinct narrative in relation to the Diálogo 365 theme and the exhibit gives us an opportunity to see their works in a new context.

Casa de Venezuela will host a reception with the artists on Thursday March 12th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the exhibition space: Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street. Philadelphia.

This exhibition is possible in part thanks to the support of the board of directors of Casa de Venezuela, particularly Andreina Castillo, board member in charge of cultural programming and Curator of the annual art exhibit. Casa de Venezuela is also grateful of the invaluable help of the selective panel of judges that include:Julia Lopez, Leeway Foundation; Isabel DeBeary, Galeria La Isabela; Sandra Andino, Taller Puertorriqueño and Anthony Fisher, Indigo Gallery.

Diálogo 365is also possible thanks to the financial and in-kind support of the following sponsors: The Philadelphia Foundation, Office of Councilwoman for the 7th District of the City of Philadelphia Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, MIC International Trade Consulting, The Multicultural Affairs Congress, Health Partners, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Impacto Newspaper.(*).

Casa de Venezuela invites everyone to enjoy this excellent exhibition at the Ice Box in the Northern Liberties/Olde Kensington area in Philadelphia. The Ice Box gallery will be open to the public Wednesday to Sunday from 12am to 6:00pm.

This exhibition will explore a visual dialog that challenges our pre-established concepts of origin, belonging, migration, displacement, transformation and boundries; aiming to create a space for further thought on social and cultural understanding about Latin America.


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