The Promega Summer Art Showcase presents 'Wall Bound,' a historical perspective on Arizona Chicano Muralism. The exhibit will feature ten artists representing CALACA, a cultural center in Tempe, Arizona, that has the mission of advancing cultural arts through community initiatives.
The showcase will promote social-cultural awareness and historical enrichment using muralism, an artistic movement aimed at engaging and unifying communities.
Artists will participate in an open-panel discussion at a symposium starting at 3:30pm on Tuesday, June 9 at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The Exhibit Opening Reception will follow from 4:30pm-6:30pm and will feature a musical performance by Tony Castaneda and Zarco Guerrero.
Cristina Cárdenas - A painter, lithographer and mono-print maker from Guadalajara, Mexico, Cárdenas creates art that disrupts stereotypes and explores the challenges of belonging to a cultural community and forming an individual identity. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking in 1990.
Zarco Guerrero - A sculptor, mask-maker, and performance artist born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Guerrero has dedicated his artistic career to creating positive social change through the arts. He is founder of Xicanindio Artes in Mesa and Cultural Coalition in Phoenix, and has been instrumental in the development of Latino arts statewide.
Martin Moreno - A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Siena Heights University, Moreno is an advocate for the arts and education with a strong emphasis on public art. He recently served as Art Director for Las Artes de Maricopa, a GED program that addresses the needs of 16-21 year-old youth.
Joseph "Sentrock" Perez - An artist originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Perez moved to Chicago to pursue a Bachelor of Art and Design degree at Columbia College. Using his influence of growing up in West Phoenix, Perez creates art that tells stories that encourage and uplift the community. He is known for using bright colors, intense lettering, and characters that demand the attention of the viewer.
Alfred J. Quiroz - A painter and muralist from Tuscan, Arizona, Quiroz's artistic initiatives have taken him all over the world. From conducting mural workshops in Chiapas, Mexico to participating in an art exchange program in Beijing, China, Quiroz's larger than life paintings reflect his cultural studies across the world.
The show will include art pieces by: Valerie Aranda, Jim Covarrubias, Angel Diaz, Quetzal Guerrero and Such Styles.
The Summer Art Showcase opens Tuesday, June 9, 2015, and continues through September 11, 2015. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information visit: www.promega-artshow.com.
This art exhibit is curated by Marco Albarran and produced by Daniel Swadener, in conjunction with Promega. Contact Marco at firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel at email@example.com.
Promega Corporation has sponsored the artist's showcase since 1996 as part of the company's commitment to creativity and innovation in the arts, cultures and sciences. The Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, located on 5445 East Cheryl Parkway two miles south of Highway 12/18 (Beltline) off Fish Hatchery Road, was developed, in part, to provide Promega employees and community members a place to pursue these goals.
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