International Women’s Day Celebrates Over 20 Local Artists

Art by Vanessa Sanchez

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ndependent organizer Amara Betty Martin and the Carlos and Dominguez Fine Art Gallery collaborated to present a one-night multimedia exhibition in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s movements across the globe.

The Carlos & Dominguez Gallery in Pilsen promotes artists from North, Central and South America showing paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media art. This space opens itself as cultural space for the Pilsen community exhibiting local and International artists.

Amara Betty Martin is an independent arts organizer collaborating across the city to create inclusive and community-based opportunities for emerging artists and artists of color in Chicago, as well as to fundraise and raise awareness for community projects and organizations.

On March 7, “Voces de Mujeres” celebrates the talents and strengths of the many talented female artists living and working in Chicago. This exhibition will feature music and art by an all-female ensemble. Representing Pilsen will be Las Manzanitas, a Ranchera-style trio bringing traditional Mexican folk music to the present. Vivian Garcia, a local musician in the flamenco/blues style and member of Esso: Afrojam Funkbeat, will be performing an intimate set. Musical sets will also be provided by local DJ’s Telmusia and The Ponderers.

Each of the female artists in this exhibition represent the innumerable variances in feminine expression and provides insight into the minds of modern creative females who occupy spaces in the visual arts, cultural, musical, activist and educational fields here in Chicago. Their works represent the multifaceted face of female artists and celebrates the bond between women and community.

This show highlights the varied and multimedia works of Teresa Magana, Diana Solis, Constance Kostrevski, Katherine Del Real, Amara Betty Martin, Susan Romero, Erika Doyle, Rosy Gonzalez, Vanessa Sanchez, Victoria Martinez, Naomi Martinez, Patricia Reyes, Alma Dominguez, Alyssa Stone and Lara Kaage, along with local designers Patricia Carlos Jewelry, Madre de Perla and Mano y Metal.

This event also opens the space for spoken word/poetry and storytelling by local word artists Sandra Trevino, Elizabeth Marino, Irasema Gonzalez and Lily Be.

International Women’s Day Celebration
March 7
6-11 p.m.
Carlos & Dominguez Fine Art Gallery
1358 W. Cullerton, Chicago

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