Opening Reception: Friday, September 28 from 6pm to 9pm
Love, Hope and Street Art is a physical manifestation of Peralta Del Valle’s philosophy that artistic development is a critical element in community development. It improves quality of life by providing tools to modify behaviors through channeling self-expression into productive work and inspiring and motivating individuals, creating friendly competition grounded in positive behaviors. Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art. They interact with the exhibition through a personal contribution to a piece of graffiti art.
Love, Hope & Street Art runs from September 28 – November 10, 2018 in Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020). The opening reception will be held on September 28, 2018 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12-7PM and by appointment.
Luis Peralta Del Valle, migrated to the U.S. in 1985 from Nicaragua. As a teen, he started painting graffiti murals in the DC metropolitan area. The multi award-winning artist was selected as the winner of the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award. In 2015, he was commissioned to produce a piece for the Beijing/District of Columbia Sister Cities Project, which resulted in a panda statue painted by Del Valle, being gifted to the Mayor of Beijing as a State gift from Mayor Muriel Bowser. Del Valle has exhibited his art at various museums and institutions including The Embassy of Italy, The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, The Historical Society of Washington, DC, and The Vatican Embassy. His painting Blessed Oscar Romero is currently on display in Rome, Italy.
Established in 2007, Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art exhibition space located in the heart of Anacostia’s Historic District. Honfleur Gallery is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative economy of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at archdc.org
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.