Join us for the opening reception and artist talk for Voices from Oaxaca: Social and Cultural Expressions on Saturday, September 30 from 6 to 8 pm.
Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexico known for its indigenous cultures, where a strong tradition of printmaking exists started by well-known artist Francisco Toledo. Toledo created a center for printmaking to preserve the indigenous culture of his state and keep it alive through the voice of its artists. Printmakers in Oaxaca use their art to reflect on their culture and on the social justice issues they face.
Voices from Oaxaca was organized by SOS Art and will be on display at Kennedy Heights Arts Center from September 30 through November 12, 2017. It will feature 90 prints by contemporary artists from Oaxaca, curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS Art.
“Sharing the art of Oaxaca printmakers with the Cincinnati community contributes to cultural exchange and illustrates the power of art as the voice of the artist for a universal better world,” remarks Ghosn.
A book documenting the exhibition, the featured artists and their work will be published and given free to visitors (while supplies last).
Exhibition and event sponsors are ArtsWave and The George and Margaret McLane Foundation.