Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Cultural Event on March 2nd to Celebrate Immigrant Life

Art @ the Y Opening Blurs Boundaries between Art, Religion, & Politics

Exhibition opening
Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm
Opens at 6:00 . Artist talk at 7:00 . Music at 7:30
Free and open to the public.
Murphy Gallery @ the Y

The University YMCA will host a cultural event on March 2nd in order to bring members of the diverse C-U community together for an evening of art, music, and celebration. Featured artists blur the boundaries between art and politics.
Featured print artist, Ramiro Rodríguez, casts his images with the aid of lessons found within Bible passages. His art speaks critically of current immigration issues both locally and nationally with a clear vision that is both impactful and sure to move those who receive his work with an open mind.
Likewise, Los Condenados Huastecos, a Chicago-based musical trio with parallel interests in bridging grassroots connections between the arts and local Latina/o communities, have performed at cultural and educational events throughout the Midwest. Interspersed with commentary about their musical heritage, the music offers insights into the transborder pathways of their art. Los Condenados Huastecos provide an undeniable verve of performance as we celebrate the richness of our local community and reflect on the shared knowledge of what people throughout this country are going through.
This exhibition will be open at the University YMCA from March 2nd - April 6th, 2012 from 9am-9pm on weekdays.  
University YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign
Exhibition sponsored by: Art @ the Y, an initiative of the University YMCA.