Saturday, January 5, 2008

In Denver: Art and a Nation of Immigrants

artwork by Carlos Fresquez


Nation of Immigrants

Art Students League of Denver

January 4-February 27 2008

Nation of Immigrants opened on January 4, 2008. Curated by Tony Ortega and Susan Sagara Bolton. Ortega is an Art Students League faculty member and recipient of both the Mayor’s and the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Bolton is Project Manager for Art Management and Planning Associates and curator of exhibits throughout the United States.:

This exhibit brings together a wide range of media, styles, concerns, and sensibilities from artists whose inspiration is the immigration experience. Walking through the exhibit, you will experience the history each artist brings to their art and how their culture and heritage resonates through their work. Curators Susan Bolton and Tony Ortega suggest that visitors “observe each piece, and consider how these artists’ styles and cultures contribute to this exhibition and to our nation as a whole.” “We are very excited to present this topic from an artists’ perspective and provide an opportunity for dialogue in our community,” says Leona Lazar, Executive Director.

Artists represented: Rokko Aoyama, SA Bennett , Noddi Carey, Polly Chang, Manuel Cordero, Carlos Fresquez, Quintin Gonzales, Homare Ikeda, Ken Iwamasa, Clara Martinez, Emanuel Martinez, Sylvia Montero, Duane Onodera, Adriana Restrepo, George Rivera, Yoshitomo Saito, Danny Salazar, Maruca Salazar, Carlos Santistevan, Gene Stewart-Hnidobro, Luis Valdivino and Rachel Vasquez.

Exhibit opened January 4, 5:30 - 8:00 PM and runs through February 27. The Art Students League is at 200 Grant Street, Denver, CO, phone: 303-778-6990.

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