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Corner Stores: A Co-Op Exhibition to Feed the People

August 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free

Corner Stores: A Co-Op Exhibition to Feed the People
#HoodToHoodSolidarity

Opening August 22nd from 6:00pm-11:00pm in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the exhibition Corner Stores: A Co-Op Exhibition to Feed the People will feature works from local artists depicting corner stores and neighborhood markets through a variety of works including, photography, installation and spoken word.

This exhibition will also be collecting food donations to support the efforts of St. Pius in Pilsen and Harmony Community Church-Chicago in North Lawndale and for use in an interactive installation during the event opening.

In combining visual arts with community awareness of food issues, connecting communities of color across neighborhoods and examining commonalities this exhibition seeks to open dialogue about cultural symbolism and the importance of supporting local business.

Participating Artists:
Featuring Installations and Soundscapes by:
Victoria Martinez
Krista Franklin
Josue Mora
Gilberto Sandoval
Amara Betty Martin

Also featuring an exhibition with the works of:
Tyrue “Slang” Jones
Reginald Eldridge, Jr., aka RJ EL
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Oscar Arriola
Rae Bees
Matthew Silva
Ricardo Gonzalez
Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes
Emmanuel White Eagle
Tissueart
Perpetual Rebel

Plus Poetry and Storytelling by:
Luis Tubens
Lily Be
RJ EL
Angel Pantoja

Special Guests Speaking about Food Issues:
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

Special thanks to Len Dominguez and Patricia Carlos of the Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery for hosting.

Also our community partners: CumbiaSazo and La Catrina Cafe And Lagunitas

FOOD DRIVE – PLEASE BRING CANNED GOODS, SHELF STABLE FOODS, CEREALS, PEANUT BUTTER, BEANS, DRY GOODS, DURABLE PRODUCE, JUICES, WATER, GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR GROCERS, ETC.,

CASH DONATIONS WELCOME

FREE EVENT – FAMILY FRIENDLY

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Details

Date:
August 22, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Amara Betty Martin
Email:
amarasmartin@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/amarabettymartinart

Venue

Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery
1538 W. Cullerton St
Chicago , IL United States

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