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Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach Opening Reception

June 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Young Latino Artists 20: WITHIN REACH
June 12, 2015 – August 23, 2015 (Main Gallery)
Guest Curator: Ricky Yanas

Serie Project: Special Editions
June 12, 2015 – July 19, 2015 (Annex Gallery)

Opening Reception
Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Admission : $10 or FREE for Museum Members or with the donation of a potted plant*
Refreshments: Specialty Prickly Pear Cocktail
Music: DJ Executive Realness
Activity: Screen Printing with Isaiah Carrasco
Parking: Option 1: Enter on Brazos St. (between 3rd and 4th) $5 parking. Credit Card Only.
Option 2: Enter on 4th St. (next to FedEx) $5-$7. Cash Only.
*plants will be incorporated into the exhibition.

Young Latino Artists 20: WITHIN REACH

The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latina/o artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Now in its twentieth year, YLA 20: Within Reach is guest curated by visual artist Ricky Yanas. The exhibit will focus on two intersecting themes prominent in the works of nine artists: one of destruction/negation and one of re-interpretation/revitalization. Through processes of collage, archiving, and personal and environmental exploration, these artists are beginning to break down the alienating messages produced by dominant corporate culture, finding new symbols and mythologies in their own personal histories and the physical space around them. The title of the exhibition, Within Reach, refers not only to the proximity of these artists to their materials and their subjects, but also to a possible future free of corrosive mainstream influences and driven by trust in one’s own life experiences.

Featured YLA 20 Artists:
Jaime Alvarez (Philadelphia, PA); Annmarie Avila (Philadelphia, PA); Tamara Becerra Valdez (Austin, TX); Grimaldi Baez (Philadelphia, PA); Isaiah Carrasco (Dallas, TX); Teresa Cervantes (Philadelphia, PA); Lauren Moya-Ford (Austin, TX); Ashley Thomas (Austin, TX); and Hope Mora (Buffalo, NY).

Serie Project: Special Editions

The second exhibition is Serie Project: Special Edition, featuring special, limited edition prints from artists who participated in the 2014 Residency Program. For 20 years, the Serie Project has upheld their mission by continuously collaborating with both established and emerging artists from all backgrounds and mediums to help them achieve their individual aspirations through the art of serigraphy.

Select Serie Project Artists:
Eric Avery; Connie Arismendi; Sam Coronado; Gaspar Enriquez; Sandra C. Fernández; John Hernandez; Don Juan; Beili Liu; Alma Lopez; Celia Muñoz; Tony Ortega; Carlos Torralba; and Vincent Valdez.


June 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Mexic-Arte Museum


Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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