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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Sueños Americanos

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 to Sunday, November 3, 2013
Venue: 
W-16 - McGuireWoods Gallery

Public Opening Reception: September 14, 6-9pm

A nationally juried exhibition comprised of works created by visual artists working in a variety of mediums and styles that celebrate Latin America.

Latin American art is the comprised of the artistic expressions of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as Latin Americans living in other regions. Perhaps just as many variables exist among Latino cultures as do similarities. One major common cultural occurrence among Latinos is migration into the US, often in search of the “American Dream”, in many cases even by those already considered citizens and living in US territories such as Puerto Rico. Because of this, Latino Americans often juggle the traditions of their given heritage with integration into American culture. This exhibit will explore the dualities of the Latin American experience and how they uniquely inform the artistic voice of each artist represented.

In keeping with the Workhouse’s goals and commitment to fostering a diverse offering of arts, education and social experiences, this exhibit will provide non-Latino visitors insight to Latino culture and the Latin American experience, stimulating cross-cultural dialogue.

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