J. Leigh Garcia
Camilo Gonzalez Barragan
Hugo Ivan Juarez (Alatorre)
Kenron Morgan, Jr
and Marilyn Oliveras de Ortiz
Jul 7, 2023-Jan 7, 2024
¡Juntos! (Together) installation at moCa Cleveland, 2023. Photo: Jacob Koestler.
Presented in partnership w/ Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and moCa Cleveland
From Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center:
¡Juntos! (Together): A group of persons joined for a common purpose.
¡Juntos! (Together) tells the extraordinary tale of a diverse group of Cleveland Latino artists who, though strangers, embark on an exceptional journey of artistic creation for this exhibition. United by a common purpose, these individuals transcend their distinct backgrounds and unique artistic styles to collaboratively craft captivating pieces. In the vibrant tapestry of their shared Latino heritage and unwavering passion, cultural bonds form, celebrating the richness and diversity of Latino artistry and history. Through their remarkable creations, they intimately express stories of their family history and personal artistic journeys.
With support from moCa staff, this cohort receives invaluable mentorship from two esteemed artists, Bruno Casiano and Ariel Vergez. These established artists and industry professionals play a pivotal role in nurturing and empowering the emerging talents, offering guidance, advice, and encouragement. Their mentorship enriches the artists' creative development, fostering an environment where artistic expression flourishes.
As the residency progresses, these artists form a tightly-knit familia, sharing their unique perspectives, techniques, and experiences with one another. Every brushstroke and vibrant hue, every ounce of glue applied to their creations reflects not only their individual talents but also the profound collective spirit that emerges when Latino artists come together. Through the power of unity and collaboration, the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center proudly presents ¡Juntos!, an exhibition that showcases the incredible artistry and unyielding spirit of these extraordinary artists.