‘Day of the Dead’ art show at Rock Valley College Atrium Nov. 6
From press release
GuerillArt (partners of the Hip Hop Congress of Rockford, Ill.) will host
Dia De Los Muertos,
an exhibit of Hispanic artists from 2-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Rock Valley College Atrium, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford. The theme of the art exhibit is based around the
Day of the Dead,
and Hispanic artists will showcase their culture through their artwork.
A group of Hispanic artists will display their artwork in various types of media at this one-day event. Participants will be people from the Chicago, Madison and Rockford area who are respected artists in their disciplines. Exhibiting artists include Kayo, Mario Barrios, Amer, Oscar Luna, Alan Mauries, Christian Benitez, Swek, Arturo Frescas, Issac Velasco, Javier Jimenez., and others. Those who attend will see a real-life perspective on the culture of the artists and Dia De Los Muertos. Music will be provided by live Djs to enhance the experience for all. The event is free and open to the public.
Mario Martinez, a Rockford native, attends the Madison Media Institute for graphic designing in Madison, Wis. He has been in several art exhibitions in the Rockford are and now has an interest in presenting his revolutionary artwork through his own galleries. He is the graphic artist of The Hip Hop Congress of Rockford, and freelancer for GuerillArt. Martinez is also the founder of Kayo Designs, a graphic design company, which later evolved to GuerillArt.
The Hip Hop Congress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides the hip hop generation and the post-hip hop generation with the tools, resources and opportunities to make social, economic and political change on a local, regional and national level. It is the product of a merger of artists and students, music and community.
From the November 4-10, 2009 issue
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