Celebrating Summer Time

Understand and Explore Cultures and Art from Latin America

Summer time is a special time for everyone. At Casa Azul, we offer exciting summer programming for all. Events range from concerts to art exhibits complimented with workshops and community discussions to explore the themes and topics in focus. 

Taller Grafica Popular, 2019

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. 

Latino Arts and Entertainment

Infusion Series, 2017

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. 

Activities included:

  • A community discussions and a concert with Che Apalache, a four man string band based in Argentina with members from NC, Mexico and Argentina. 
  • A percussion concert in the park highlighted blended music with African and Latin roots.
  • A Mascaras Workshop presented an exploration of identity through mask making. 

It was a great summer!