Georgia College and the Department of Art Cordially Invite you to Attend:
by Rosalia Torres-Weiner
Exhibition dates: October 1 - November 2, 2018
Art reception: October 4, 5 - 7 p.m.
Curator/artist talk: October 4, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Leland Gallery, Ennis Hall
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. - Leland Gallery is proud to present "Facing America," by North Carolina artist, Rosalia Torres-Weiner.
Rosalia Torres-Weiner is an artist, activist and community leader in Charlotte, NC. Her art captures the themes, colors and rich symbolism of her native home of Mexico. In 2010, Rosalia shifted the focus of her work from commercial art to art activism, after witnessing the repeated injustices and dysfunction of the U.S. immigration system. Her public murals celebrate the rich history as well as the changing demographics in the American south. She also uses her art to document social conditions, and to raise awareness about the issues affecting immigrant communities such as family separation, access to public education, racism and moving beyond common stereotypes.
Her work is included in the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum permanent art collection. She has exhibited her artworks at the McColl Center for Arts and Innovation, Levine Museum of the New South, UNCC’s Projective Eye Gallery, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Latin American Center for Arts Gallery, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Mexican Cultural Institute at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C.
This exhibition is curated by Georgia College senior art major Frida Hooper Campos, in fulfillment of her Museum Studies capstone thesis project.
It is free and open to the public
Contact information: Gallery Coordinator, Carlos Herrera 478-445-4572
Carlos M. Herrera
Department of Art