In collaboration with multiple institutions around the world as a way to support the Arts, La Llorona Gallery is celebrating with an exhibition titled “World Art Day”. This exhibition consists of twenty five mixed medium paintings and drawings of fifteen artists : Alejandra Macouzet, Jose Contreras, Arturo Contreras, Fernando Bello, Manuel Mugica, Gilda Solis, Mayoli V. Brugueras, Militza Garcia, Benjamin Leon, Alejandro Alvarado Carreño, Alejandra R. Bolado, Celso Zubire, Luis Gaudry, S. Hernandez Yanez, and Alejandro Quijano. The opening reception is on April 11, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to12 P.M. in Chicago and it runs through April 22, 2014. The gallery is at 1474 West Webster Avenue, Chicago.
World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts which was declared by the International Association of Art in order to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide.
A proposal was put forward at the 17th General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara to declare April 15 as World Art Day, with the first celebration held in 2012. This proposal was sponsored by Bedri Baykam of Turkey and co-signed by Rosa Maria Burillo Velasco of Mexico, Anne Pourny of France, Liu Dawei of China, Christos Symeonides of Greek Cyprus, Anders Liden of Sweden, Kan Irie of Japan, Pavel Kral of Slovakia, Dev Chooramun of Mauritius, and Hilde Rognskog of Norway. It was accepted unanimously by the General Assembly.
The date was decided in honor of the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci was chosen as a symbol world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, brotherhood and multiculturalism as well as art’s important to other fields.