Gallery Openings and Events

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art Presents The Looking Glass Group Exhibition

Naul Ojeda, Fleeing from the Storm, 1981. Woodblock, 2/30. Courtesy of the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Naul Ojeda, Fleeing from the Storm, 1981. Woodblock, 2/30. Courtesy of the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18 from 6pm to 9pm

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Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at the opening for Summer exhibitions, including: Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints, Contemporary North Korean Art: the Evolution of Socialist Reaism, South Korean Art: Examining Life Through Social Realities, and Art Cart: Honoring the Legacy.

Featured Artists:

  • Joan Belmar
  • Jose Ygnacio Bermudez
  • F. Lennox Campello
  • Irene Clouthier
  • Juan Downey
  • Ric Garcia
  • Muriel Hasbun
  • Frida Larios
  • Carolina Mayorga
  • Naul Ojeda

About the Exhibition
The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates ten artists who left Latin America for many different reasons over the last sixty years – primarily for safety, freedom, and opportunity – and made their homes, and their artistic careers and contributions, in the Washington region. They include Joan Belmar and Juan Downey from Chile, Carolina Mayorga from Colombia, Ric Garcia, Lenny Campello, and Jose Ygnacio Bermudez from Cuba, Muriel Hasbun from El Salvador, Frida Larios from Honduras, Irene Clouthier from Mexico, and Naul Ojeda from Uruguay. They brought with them artistic traditions that took root and bore fruit here in the United States.

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1037982766284236/.