Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes

Art-based community engagement has always been a cornerstone value of Fleisher Art Memorial. 360 Culture Lab is an example. In this program Fleisher teams with local Venezuelan and Indonesian cultural organizations to mount cultural exhibitions and arts experiences by lending resources, gallery space, and expertise, so these organizations can share their culture and traditions with the larger community.

Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes, a collaboration with Casa de Venezuela, showcases the work of 19 artists who have roots in several Latin American and Caribbean countries. The artists use a variety of mediums to connect the viewer to the places in their lives.

Untitled HenryBermudez
Henry Burmudez Untitled
Untitled HenryBermudez(detail)
Henry Burmudez Untitled
Patricia Patzi Armor Propio
Patricia Patzi Armor Propio
Patricia Cazorla One Walk (detail)
Nancy Salme No More Noisy Silence
Lina Cedeno & Pedro Ospina Untitled(2)
Lina Cedeno & Pedro Ospina-untitled
Kalena Marshall Arroz y no Gandules
Kalena Marshall arroz y no gandules
Idalia Vasquez-Achury 12,980 Masque
Idalia Vasquez Achury 12,980 Masque
Doris Nogueira-Rogers Amazon's Genesis (2)
Doris Nogueira-Rogers Amazon’s Genesis
Doris Nogueira-Rogers Amazon's Genesis (1)
Doris Nogueira-Rogers Amazon’s Genesis

Press here for more pictures from the 360 Culture Lab project.

Reaching Out Creatively

I have to admit that the prospect of free food where I don’t have to go out with some creepy guy has always held a measure of attraction for me. So when I met the women pictured below at Art for the Cash Poor,

And saw the tasty baklava, and kolwashkor rolls stuffed with pistachio nuts, I was sold.

Seriously, they were there representing the Arab American Development Corporation which has a branch in Philadelphia. Aside from tasty desserts, and a henna tattoo on my hand, I came away with a better understanding of the Arab American community in my own backyard.

Their web site contains an abundance of information about Arab American identity and culture. Take a look. Below are some links to posts I’ve written about Arabic contributions to the arts.