::: A Barrio to Barrio Multimedia Exhibition with works by:
::: Amara Betty Martin of Rebel Betty Arte
::: Including Photography, Collage, Short Films and more….
Hosted by: Pilsen Outpost
Friday, March 4th, 2016
5:30pm – 11:00pm
Music provided by DJs:
::: Rastros de Ser is the first solo exhibition by Amara Betty Martin a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist and organizer born and raised in Chicago.
This exhibition including original photographs, collage, captured sound, poetry, text and pattern based works and music, documents the urban lucha of a second generation Afro-Latina.
Amara Betty documents and honors the vibrant Latino communities she is shaped by which are full of immense beauty, color, culture, tradition, and strength in the face of immense social struggle, gentrification, cultural homogenization, state violence, migration and displacement.
Through examining elements of this wide reaching cultural ties, local and global social justice movements, liberation, community and state repression in a style that is colorfully urban, progressive, afro-latino, indigenous and spiritual Amara Betty looks to have the audience see these issues from an often overlooked perspective.
The purpose of these works being to give a voice to everyday warriors and to create an avenue for discussing intense issues of our time through accessible and relative storytelling.
You can support Rebel Betty’s Art Residency in Mexico here: