LINCROFT, N.J., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When does a population reach a point of pivotal change? When does a group go from being an element of a community to being a leading voice in its future? These are questions examined in Neo-Latino: Critical Mass, a group art exhibition presented at the Monmouth Museum from September 16 - November 6, 2016.
"2016 is a crucial year for the Latino/a voice, especially with this year's' monumental election. The works of art presented will delve into the importance of a collective but diverse visual dialogue around the cultural and socio-political Latino/a experience." Said Monica S. Camin the curator of this exhibition. Critical Mass will feature artists with roots in or ties to Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Spain. The Opening Reception is September 16th, and will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Admission is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Monica S. Camin is the daughter of two German-Jews who found refuge from the Third Reich in Argentina. Camin has been exhibiting her work across the globe since the late 70s. She is a member of the collective, Neo-Latino, dedicated to promoting the contemporary Latino experience in the United States. Her work and the following Artists will be represented in this exhibition:
Luis Cesar Stephenberg Alers; Imna Arroyo; Josephine Barreiro; Hugo Xavier Bastidas; Olga Mercedes Bautista; Monica Camin; Christie Devereaux; Ricardo Fonseca; Carlos Frias; Maria Cristina Jadick; Alexis Mendoza; Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo; Hugo W. Morales; Lisette Morel Angelica Munoz; Gabriel Navar; Isabel Nazario; Julio Nazario; George Rivera; Jose Rodeiro; Catalina Santamaria; Nicola Stewart; Sergio Villamizar; and Raul Villarreal.
Neo-Latino is a collective of diverse artists collaborating to curate and create a space for the Latino/a voice in the 21st century. The collective has its origins in New Jersey and it is now a movement branching across the United States and beyond. The group has produced events and exhibitions in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. The growing population and diverse cultures in the United States exist in constant flux and are moving toward a Latino-integrated/majority/infused future. The Neo-Latinos collective believes that the presence and voice of Latinos/as in the arts is now more critical and constant than ever.
The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves.
For more information about the Monmouth Museum exhibits and programs their website is www.monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-747-2266. The Monmouth Museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Follow signs to Museum Drive and parking lot #1.
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