Casa Azul of Greensboro Arts Series is a special time for everyone. We offer exciting programming for all. Events range from concerts to art exhibits complimented with workshops and community discussions to explore the themes and topics in focus.
Casa Azul of Greensboro brings to our community its 2023 Art Series highlighting afro-Latinx art and culture and drawing attention to the African influence in Latin America and Latino art and culture. For this year’s series Casa Azul of Greensboro is once again partnering with the African American Atelier to bring its series: LATITUDES in Afro-Latinx Art from September 15th to October 28th, 2023. The exhibit will take place at The African American Atelier Gallery located in Suite #14 at the Greensboro Cultural Center.
The Afro-Latinx diaspora spans latitudes. Latitude refers both to a place and a celestial object in relation to the equatorial mark we humans invented. It is an imaginary line around the globe. It occupies both north and south imaginations. In this series, we are highlighting artworks and practices that engage with the Afro-Latinx expressions in their diversities, expansions, and imaginations.
Participating artists: Miguel Brown, Esperança Gadelha, Matthew Johnson, Gliser Fuentes Mena, Melvin D. Nix, Karen Salinas, Raphael Serrano Disla, María Carolina Tavarez, Leticia Clementia Thomas. Exhibit’s curator and judge: Paula Damasceno.
We invite the community to take part in the Exhibit Opening Reception on September 15th at 6:00 pm to meet the artists and exhibit curator, and to enjoy the exhibit artwork drawing attention to the African influence in Latin America and Latino art and culture. See the calendar of events associated to the Latitudes in Afro-Latinx Art Exhibition.
Friday, September 15th
Opening Art Exhibit Reception: Meet the artists at the African American Atelier Gallery, 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 28th
A Conversation About the Artist's Journey, at the African American Atelier Gallery, 6:00 pm
Friday, October 13th
“Raíces africanas en ritmos latinos” (African Roots in Latin Rhythms). Talk and Demonstration by Betto Herrera. Director of Mambo Dinámico Dance Company, at the Greensboro International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 6:00 pm
Casa Azul will designate 2 days a week for school visits. During these days the Gallery will be staffed with a person that will guide students to the exhibit and the African influence in Latin America arts and culture. Reservations are recommended. Contact the African American Atelier at: email@example.com or
Casa Azul Latitudes in Afro-Latinx Art Exhibition Poster (pdf)Download
Latitudes in Afro-Latinx Art - Poster and Artists Biographies (pdf)Download
Final Casa Azul of Greensboro Latitudes in Afro-Latinx Arts Series Press Release English (pdf)Download
Final Casa Azul of Greensboro Latitudes in Afro-Latinx Arts Series Press Release Spanish (pdf)Download
In the 2021 Arts Series, Casa Azul of Greensboro partnered with the African American Atelier to present the series: DREAMERS. This was a collaboration exhibit with the Artivists: Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Cornelio Campos and activist Moises Serrano . This event highlighted how art can be a voice and advocate for social justice and create awareness on issues affecting the Latinx community.
Casa Azul and the African American Atelier joined forces during the summer of 2019 to present “Engraving Injustice”, in collaboration with General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh. The exhibit featured Taller de Gráfica Popular works, part of an artistic movement in mid-20th Century Mexico. It was one of the most influential and progressive printmaking collectives of its time.
Community discussions held throughout the summer offered an opportunity to dialogue on the events and circumstances surrounding the artwork on display.
In the summer of 2017, Casa Azul explored cultural and individual identity through Latin Arts, while looking at the dynamic nature of Latino cultures and the tendency for cultural blending throughout time.
The word “In-Fusion” referred to today’s mix of cultures and how these interact to create rhythms, visual and performing arts.
It was a great summer!
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