Joe Peña, "The First Mexican on Mars", 2014. Oil on paper, 6 ¾" x 7 ½"
We Are You Project: International Exhibit
September 13–October 11, 2014
José Acosta, Josephine Barreiro, Hugo X. Bastidas, Monica S. Camin, Jacqui Casale, Pablo Caviedes, Carlos Chavez, Williams Coronado, Laura L. Cuevas, Maritza Davila, EfrenAve, Ricardo Fonseca, Quintin Gonzalez, Roberto Márquez, Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, Lisette Morel, Gabriel Navar, Isabel Alvarez Nazario, Julio Nazario, Anthony Ortega, Joe Peña, Duda Penteado, Mel Ramos, Ana Laura Rivera, George Rivera, José Rodeiro, Marta Sanchez-Dallam, Patricio Moreno Toro, Sergio Villamizar, and Raúl Villarreal
Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.
The exhibit and symposium are sponsored by UCCS Women's and Ethnic Studies Program, the UCCS Center for Government & the Individual, and The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.
According to We Are You Project International, the artists were motivated to participate in the Colorado exhibition to highlight inaction on U.S. immigration reform, the plight of 50,000 undocumented Central American child refugees awaiting entry to the U.S. and increasing violence in the U.S. against Latino/as. The dilemmas confronting 21st Century Latino/as are addressed by many of the artists.
About We Are You Project International
Founded in 2005 by Duda Penteado, a Brazilian-American artist and filmmaker, Carlos Hernandez, a Puerto-Rican and former President of New Jersey City University, and Mario Tapia, a Chilean-American, and President of The Latino Center on Aging, the We Are You Project is a comprehensive Latino/a arts initiative. It focuses on current Latino/a socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions; and reflects the triumphs, achievements, risks and challenges affecting all Latino/as within and outside the U.S.
Led by Lillian Hernandez, President, the exhibit combines visual art, poetry, music, performance art, and film.