Harmony Hall Arts Center Presents CALIENTE

By Editorial Team on September 11, 2019
Stick Fight by Evans Thorne. Courtesy of Harmony Hall Arts Center.
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Opening: Saturday, September 14 from 3pm to 5pm
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Harmony Hall Arts Center is pleased to present CALIENTE: An Art Impact TM International Celebration of Caribbean, Latin, and Hispanic American Art

Opening on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and running until October 19, 2019 in Harmony Hall’s Art Center’s Main Art Gallery, CALIENTE is a ground-breaking, dynamic and beautiful exhibition which features the works of over 30 national and international artists.

This art collective exhibition honors both National Hispanic Heritage and National Caribbean-American Heritage Months. In Spanish language, caliente translates into the word “hot.” Joyful, vibrant colorful imagery is the focus of this show and expresses the vibrant side of these hot countries. Developed and curated by gifted Founder/Director Carolyn Goodridge of Art Impact TM International, a Trinidad/Tobago, West Indies native, Ms. Goodridge obtained her Master of Fine Arts from UNC (Chapel Hill) and has exhibited at the famed Guggenheim Museum (NYC), the Ackland Art Museum (NC), the Museum of African American Art (FL) and various other institutions.

We are pleased to present the dynamic installation, CALIENTE here. Our exhibition examines the issues of race, history, colonialism, the environment, politics and cultural traditions and demonstrates how they are unique to the island nations as well as Latin American countries. The works touch on current events and hot topics and challenges that are faced by many of the Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean-American counties.

CALIENTE represents diversity. Just as our demographics have changed in this region to include people from Hispanic and Caribbean countries, we are committed to including celebrations of the cultural heritages of our community members. While we learn about varied cultures through art, we embrace global citizenry while highlighting these nations.

The Art Impact collective includes artists that originate from Romania to Pakistan to America to Venezuela to Cuba. There is a dazzling catalog that accompanies the show, a video presentation; and a Gallery Talk featuring one of the artists will be held on October 9 at 3pm.

Harmony Hall Arts Center’s Main Gallery is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. For more information, call the Arts Office at 301-203-6070 or visit http://arts.pgparks.com/1979/Harmony-Hall-Arts-Center.