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What Makes Us Who We Are: A Celebration of Latinx Artists

September 15 through October 15

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery
Inside the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

The Decatur Arts Alliance is partnering with Placita Latina to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Come and view “What Makes Us Who We Are: A Celebration of Latinx Artists” at the gallery.

The exhibition highlights the work of six Latinx artists, from different backgrounds and experiences, each exploring the question; “What makes us who we are?” Through their diverse works – photography, painting and sculpture – these artists present a wide variety of styles, but each has brought their understanding of being Latinx into their work, and each plays an important role in our American story.

The Artists

Perspectivas Collective:
Hector Amador and Miguel Martinez

Miguel Martinez and Hector Amador have formed the creative collective, “Perspectivas” for this exhibition. The name comes from the shared and contrasting perspectives that both men have cultivated through their rich life experiences. Their friendship is reflected in their creative partnership and they are excited to share their perspectives with their collective community.

Read more about each artist at placitalatinaga.com.

Yehimi Cambrón

Yehimi Cambrón is a DACAmented artist, activist, public speaker, and entrepreneur born in a small town in Michoacán, México. She became undocumented at seven years old, when she immigrated to Atlanta. Cambrón’s work elevates the stories of immigrants, celebrates their humanity, with a special focus on Undocumented Americans. She has painted landmark murals in Atlanta, unapologetically asserting the presence of immigrants, depicting the diversity, and complexity of their stories, and giving them the public, monumental celebration they deserve.

Read more about each artist at placitalatinaga.com.

Josephine Figueroa

Josephine Figueroa is a Peruvian American lens-based multimedia artist. Her work relates vulnerable complex identity with a critical view on popular culture. Through diverse artistic avenues, she has drawn attention to Latinx narratives in the South, specifically the intersection of political identity with pop culture.

Read more about each artist at placitalatinaga.com.

Cristina Montesinos

Cristina Montesinos is an abstract painter who seeks to capture the mystery and healing power of the natural world. She paints mindfully, following the marks and colors where they lead her. Her paintings unfold on their own as she explores the hidden, abstract features of nature.

Read more about each artist at placitalatinaga.com.

Anaitté Vaccaro

Anaitté Vaccaro is an international-award-winning digital scenographer, born and raised in Puerto Rico. Her mother is from Puerto Rico, her father is from Guatemala. Her work has been exhibited around the world.

Read more about each artist at placitalatinaga.com.

Artists Reception

Oct. 8 • 6:30-9 pm

Placita Latina will conclude its month-long celebration with the artists reception of the emerging Latinx artists exhibition on October 8. Hear artists share their inspirational stories. Enjoy Latinx-inspired dance music by DJ Esme of La Choloteca as well as Latin American drinks and small bites including quesadillas from Estela’s Cocina.

The Gallery

The Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery is located inside the Decatur Visitors Center at 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, Georgia, 30030. The exhibition is open to the public for viewing, with increased COVID-19 precautions, during Decatur Visitor Center opening hours (Monday-Friday: 10 am-4 pm) or by appointment. Email emilym@decaturartsalliance.org to reserve a private viewing time. All visitors must knock at the door to enter. Masks and visitor check-in are required.

More About Placita Latina

Latinx culture is coming to Decatur and Avondale Estates, with a colorful and historical series of events to be held between the two cities during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Placita Latina (“small latina plaza”) is a series of weekly mini-events highlighting Hispanic/Latinx narratives, performance, food, culture and contributions to our local community — and greater society. These events will include a mix of Latinx-inspired music, dance, art, education, and flavors. For more events go to placitalatinaga.com.

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