Joe’s Movement Emporium Presents Alberto Garcias’ “Mujeres”

Alberto Garcia Joes Movement Washington DC Gallery Openings on East City Art

Photo Courtesy of Joe's Movement Emporium


Opening Reception: Monday April 18 from 6pm to 8pm

Following his successful Ciudad Juarez, Mexico exhibition series, Leyendas de la Literatura (Legends of Literature), Alberto García brings Mujeres, (Women) to Washington.  Mujeres is his most recent series of striking portraits of women in the arts, culture and humanities.

Alberto Garcia is an artist and the founder of “Lotería Literaria,” a literacy program that provides books to children and families living in Ciudad Juarez, ground zero in Mexico’s war on drugs. In addition to giving an artist talk, Garcia will aslo discuss  “La Loteria Literaria,” his program to put books in the hands of children of Ciudad Juarez.  In addition, he will also discuss the important role that artists play as agents of change in society.

According to news reports, Ciudad Juarez is one of the most violent cities in the world. More than 30,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since 2006. Today, Drug cartels are targeting children to intimidate the authorities and society. The Washington Post reported this week that almost 1000 people younger than 18 have been killed in Mexico to date.

“Mujeres” runs through May 27. A reception is sponsored by Lily Eskelsen, Vice President of the National Education Association.

Joe’s Movement Emporium is located just over Eastern Avenue at 3309 Bunker Hill Road Mount Rainier, MD 20712.  They can be reached at 301.699.1819 or visit them on the web at www.joesmovement.org






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