September 12, 2018
on exhibit : September 19 - October 19, 2018
artist reception : Friday, September 28, 2018
Addison Center for the Arts in Addison, IL presented:
“Guelaguetza de colores,” an exhibition of international artists in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. The exhibit opened Wednesday September 19 and continued through October 19, 2018.
The public was invited to the artist reception/fiesta on Friday September 28, 2018 for refreshments, music, and art.
“Guelaguetza de colores” was an homage to the pageantry of the Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. During this annual festival, citizens in their regional costumes enjoy music, parades, and dancing and showcase their finest arts and crafts.
Exhibit curator Karla Wong on the meaning of Guelaguetza in Mexico:
“The word has Zapotec origin and is supposed to designate the action of offering, sharing or giving. In this celebration folk groups of the eight regions of the state participate, wearing and taking pride in their colorful costumes.”
Similarly, the artists of this exhibit displayed their own outpouring of creativity as it relates to their Hispanic heritage. The exhibiting artists included:
Lorena Bonilla (Mexico)
Alex Brightbill (Chicago suburbs)
Mario Carrizosa (Mexico)
Carmina Cortes (Des Plaines)
Noé Díaz Ibañez (Mexico)
Esperanza Gama (Chicago)
Miriam Ladrón De Guevara (Mexico)
Dolores Leycegui (Mexico)
Guillermo Pacheco (Mexico)
José Luis Piña Morales (Chicago)
Alejandra Villegas (Mexico)
as well as the show’s curator, Karla Wong from Addison, IL
The Addison Center for the Arts gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 1- 4pm and is located at 213 N. Lombard Road, Door #4, Addison, IL. Free parking is available in the North lot of Addison Trail High School. Special tours are available by calling 630-458-4500.
This exhibit is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.