Retos y Retratos, an exhibition of portraits of Latino/a artists and samples of their work, strives to give a voice to the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of this community of artists in Memphis. Committed to different forms of expression, united by art and the challenges they have faced, these artists seek to preserve and communicate their roots. The portraits demonstrate both the artistic and intimate side of these creators.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 5-8 pm
A survey of Latina/o Artists Working in Memphis, organized by Centro Cultural.
Tamale Fest 2015 is the first annual fundraising event for Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis. The festival will have main stage live entertainment, a tamale team cooking contest, a tamale tasting tent, a kids’ activity corner, art vendors, food trucks and a photo booth.
One-hour demo with local expert tamalero/a, who will share his/her own family recipe & walk attendees through a step-by-step process for making tamales at home.
All proceeds benefit Centro Cultural.
A large-scale multi-media installation incorporating audio, video, digital photographs, and tamale leaves created by Memphis artist Richard Lou. The installation is an immersive experience alluding to a ceremonial site where people come to share their stories and personal histories. The piece is informed by stories exchanged through the artist’s family: stories told by the artist’s mother and father, the stories he shared with his children, and the stories retold by his children as their own.
Join us for a presentation on muralism in international contexts with visiting scholar Guisela Latorre from the University of Ohio Department of Art/Department of Gender Studies. Her talk will explore her research around Chicana/o murals in California and muralism and graffiti in post-dictatorship Chile.