From 12-1 p.m. there will be a student Paño (hankerchief) workshop.
From 1-2 p.m. join us for an opening reception with guest curator Jesús Macarena-Ávila of the Instituto de Nuestra Cultura (INC). Exhibitors include: DeSoto High School students, Eric J. Garcia, Rudy "Link" Gonzales, Jesús Macarena-Ávila, Star Padilla, and Fabio Rodriguez. This exhibit features contemporary work inspired by a marginalized Chicano tradition, "arte paño" or handkerchief art.
Arte Paño Contemporaneo: A Tradition Revived is a national art exhibit program curated by and resulted out from a short residency with the Instituto De Nuestra Cultura (INC.) founded by Chicago artist, Jesús Macarena-Ávila. INC. means “our institute of culture” affirms the idea that culture is best served when passed as a tradition from one generation to another. Work inspired by "arte paño" on themes such as art as activism, gender, immigration, multiculturalism, and popular culture.
The Arte Paño Contemporaneo: A Tradition Revived art work will be on exhibit at the Institute for Latino Studies' Galería American April 18 – May 16, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.