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The Looking Glass:
Artist Immigrants of Washington

June 18 through August 14, 2016

at the Alper Initiative for Washington Art


Naul Oleja, Fleeing From the Storm

Naúl Ojeda, Fleeing From the Storm, 1981. Woodcut. Courtesy of the Naúl Ojeda Estate.


Ric Garcia, Los Santos

Ric Garcia, Los Santos, 2012.
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30.
Photo by Pete Duvall, Anything Photographic.


Exhibition Description

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates ten artists who left Latin America for many different reasons over the last sixty years—primarily for safety, freedom, and opportunity—and made their homes, and their artistic careers and contributions, in the Washington region. They include Joan Belmar and Juan Downey from Chile, Carolina Mayorga from Colombia, Ric Garcia, F. Lennox Campello, and Jose Ygnacio Bermudez from Cuba, Muriel Hasbun from El Salvador, Frida Larios from El Salvador/Honduras, Irene Clouthier from Mexico, and Naúl Ojeda from Uruguay. They brought with them artistic traditions that took root and bore fruit here in the United States.

Related Events: 

June 18, 6-9 pm: Opening Reception for the Summer Exhibitions

July 14, 5:30-7 pm: Free Parking, Salon-Style Conversation at the Alper