Latin heritage celebrated at Colores de Latinoamérica art show in London – The London Free Press

Works by some of Canada’s finest artists with Latin American roots are showcased in a new exhibition at a London gallery.


Alex Usquiano’s La Llorona is among works by several Canadian artists of Latin American heritage in TD Sunfest’s 13th annual Colores de Latinoamérica on at TAP Centre for Creativity until Feb. 2


Works by some of Canada’s finest artists with Latin American roots are showcased in a new exhibition at a London gallery.

TD Sunfest’s 13th annual Colores de Latinoamérica features works by six artists at TAP Centre for Creativity until Feb. 2.

The artists include Mao Correa (Colombia),  Mariana Bolaños (Mexico), Oscar Marroquin-Ponce (El Salvador), Michelle Peraza (Costa Rica and Cuba), Agustin Rolando Rojas (Cuba), Alex Usquiano (Colombia).

All the artists were either born in Latin America or have immediate family ties to the region.

The official opening of the exhibit Friday features music by the Alfredo Caxaj Latin Jazz Ensemble.

“The quality of this year’s Colores show is outstanding,” said Caxaj, who is also Sunfest’s executive and artistic director. “Whether seasoned professionals or recent graduates, many of our 2019 exhibitors have pieces that are part of prized art collections around the world.

“I am also thrilled by the diversity of esthetic approaches and mediums being showcased — from painting and assemblage to print-making and digital art.  In addition, many Colores ’19 artists are highly engaged community organizers and educators, giving their work a bold social purpose.”

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IF YOU GO

What: TD Sunfest’s 13th annual Colores de Latinoamérica

When: Until Feb. 2 with official opening Friday, 7 p.m.

Where:TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St.