TD Sunfest presents:
COLORES DE LATINOAMÉRICA ‘18
~ A Free Admission Celebration of the Visual Arts
January 23 – February 3, 2018
Opening Night Event:
Friday January 26, starts at 7:00 p.m.
London’s Sunfest Committee celebrates the 12thanniversary of COLORES DE LATINOAMÉRICA, a premier showcase of creative works by some of Canada’s most talented visual artists who were born in, or have immediate family ties to, various Latin American countries. Colores 2018 exhibitors are truly cosmopolitan figures, who have lived & worked in such cities as Seville (Spain), Washington, D.C., and Toronto, and whose output is prized around the globe.
On Friday, January 26th at 7:00 PM, join TD Sunfest for an OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION, followed by a special performance by The Alfredo Caxaj Latin Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 PM, and complemented by refreshments & Latin American appetizers.
Take a look at the Colores de Latinoamérica ’18 program!
Download this year’s Colores ’18 poster!
This year’s roster of artists includes:
- Mirna L. Chacin (Venezuela)
- Mao Correa (Colombia)
- Gina Duque (Colombia)
- Oscar Marroquin-Ponce (El Salvador)
- Michelle Peraza (Costa Rica & Cuba)
- G. Harley Salamanca (Colombia)
Colores ’18 offers fascinating windows into the worlds of six highly compelling artists, many of them new generation voices with an interdisciplinary focus. MIRNA CHACIN is an award-winning Venezuelan photographer whose black & white images explore love, progress, death, the environment, and forgotten paradises. MAO CORREA is a Colombian-born & raised conceptual artist (painting, assemblage and graphic design) whose eclectic and visceral work critiques our frenzied consumerism and lack of environmental awareness. Originally from Cali, Colombia and now a resident of Guelph, Ontario, GINA DUQUE strives to create art that evokes a sense of ethereality and mystery while being grounded in the familiar and scientific. She is captivated by the beauty of microscopic life, particularly the seed structures of plants. Originally from El Salvador but raised in London, Ontario, OSCAR MARROQUIN-PONCE takes viewers on a flowing poetic journey (“floesia”) through his experimental creations. A second-generation Latin American artist from Costa Rica and Cuba who is completing her thesis at Toronto’s OCAD University, MICHELLE PERAZA uses portraiture as a starting point for conversations on human origins, culture, lineage, history, skin colour, migration, integration, loss of identity, and value systems. Colombian-born G. HARLEY SALAMANCA illustrates the transition from traditional still life painting to a more hard-edge look, through a style that can reference art history while preserving a sense of mystery..
The ARTS Project is located on 203 Dundas Street, London ON. Our gallery is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m., and is also free admission.