Voces Latinas: Works on Paper from 1921 - Present

Sandia (Watermelon), by Carmen Lomas Garza: Color lithograph September 29 - November 16, 2008
Western Folklife Center
Wiegand Gallery 

 Moth Prayer, by Elizabeth Gomez: Mixed media on paper

The Western Folklife Center presented the exhibition Voces Latinas: Works on Paper from 1921 - Present in the Wiegand Gallery from September 29 - November 16, 2008. There was an opening reception in the Pioneer Saloon from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Voces Latinas showcases artworks by fifteen artists who represent the diverse range of creative voices within the Latino community. Drawn primarily from the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Voces Latinas highlights works on paper from the earliest years of the twentieth century to the present and touches on complex subjects and issues that continue to inspire dialogue and debate.

Highlights from the exhibition include a print by Diego Rivera, one of the best-known Mexican painters of the twentieth century; a print by Los Angeles-born artist Frank Romero, who established himself as a member of the contemporary Chicano art group Las Four that emerged out of East LA in 1973; and a print by Carmen Lomas Garza, who recalls the traditions and customs of her rich heritage by celebrating the values that are important to her family.

Voces Latinas: Works on Paper from 1921 - Present was on display at the Western Folklife Center from September 29 - November 16, 2008. The Gallery is open 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday. For more information please call the Western Folklife Center at 775-738-7508.

Chicano, by Frank Ramero: Digital pigment print

Voces Latinas is presented as part of the Nevada Arts Council ’s Nevada Touring Initiative, and is supported by both the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Initiative and through a partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art.