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.
March 7th to March 24th 2014
Friday March 7th, 2014
6pm to Midnight
1474 W Webster Ave
Chicago IL. 60614
La Llorona Gallery and the Art Studio of Gilda Solis, Coyoacan, Mexico announce the exhibition “Echoes” consisting of twenty two mixed medium paintings of twelve Latin American artists: Alejandra Macouzet, Luis Masana, Priscilla Solis, Jose Contreras, Less Gonzalez, Leonardo Muniz, Xochitl Azuara, Maren Carrasco, David Camorlinga, Bernardo Montano, Humberto Paniagua, and Gilda Solis. The opening reception is on March 7, 2014, from 6: P.M. to 11 P.M. in Chicago and it runs through March 24, 2014. The gallery is at 1474 West Webster Avenue, Chicago.
“Echoes” came to remind us that when we contemplate our reflection in the mirror, we are not seeing just our image, but rather a door to another dimension that has its own reality that goes far beyond what we see with our eyes. The image is like an echo putting forth multiple waves that we can define as context, reality and at the very center – creativity. The artists participating in this show have created paintings that reflect the echoes of their imaginations, reminding us that in art, the creator is free and open to explore other dimensions and realities than what we may see in our everyday world view. From this perspective artists view the line going from the frescoes, to the pop art and through the graffiti, thus contemplating and creating works that are the echoes of what they absorb from their surroundings conjoined with the radical influences of all types of modern and contemporary art.