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Facing America by Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Oct 1 2018 - 9:00am to Nov 2 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Leland Gallery - Ennis Hall

Georgia College and the Department of Art Cordially Invite you to Attend:

"Facing America"

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

Georgia College

Department of Art

478-445-7025

carlos.herrera@gcsu.edu

Carlos Herrera
Professor of Museum Studies and Gallery Coordinator
478-445-7025
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