Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Admission: $10 or Free for Museum Members
Parking: $10 at Frost Bank Tower Parking Garage, on the corner of Brazos & 4th St. (enter on 4th St.)
Join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibitions Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges and Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2016 – 2018. There will be Antojitos by Dai Due Taquria, music by Mosaico Experiencia, and specialty drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Tequila and Topo Chico USA.
YOUNG LATINX ARTISTS 23: BEYOND WALLS, BETWEEN GATES, UNDER BRIDGES
This marks the 23rd year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators.Guest curated by Rocha Rochelli, YLA 23 brings together the works of eleven Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region. Drawing from their personal experiences, memories, histories, and familial bonds, the work of these artists focuses on the social, cultural, and political realities of life on the border.
CHANGARRITO PROJECT: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION 2016 – 2018
Since 2012, Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted more than 60 local and international artists through its Changarrito Artist Residency Program. During their residencies, artists display their work on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum and other locations throughout Austin. The exhibition will feature diverse artworks acquired by the Museum ranging from traditional media, such as paintings, prints, and sculptures, to design-oriented collectible pop culture items, like zines, stickers, toys, and even car air fresheners.
THE ART OF OLINALA
The Art of Olinalá spotlights works by artisans of the state of Guerrero, located on the Pacific Coast of Southwest Mexico. These artists are dedicated to preserving centuries-old laborious methods of producing and applying lacquer—techniques that originate from the Olmec peoples, the mother culture of Mesoamerican civilizations. The little boxes Olinalá are the artistic pieces most emblematic of the region but artisans also produce other objects of great quality, such as gourds, chests, trays and jewelry boxes.