MEJUNJE: Juegos del Nagual - Latino Art Exhibit

MEJUNJE: Juegos del Nagual – Latino Art Exhibit

AS220, the Guatemalan Center of New England, and RISD’s Exposé Gallery present “Mejunje: Juegos del Nagual”, a Latino art exhibit featuring local young artists from the Guatemalan Center of NE and AS220. 

In Mesoamerican folk religions, a Nagual is a human being who has the power to magically turn him or herself into an animal form. This exhibit is a “mejunje” (or mix) that conjures the shape shifting power of artists. Featured artists involved with the Guatemalan Center include: Elfido Morales Recinos, Douglas Morales, Gilmar Gustavo Urizar, Jaysson Santos, Peruvian artist Liset Mejia Quiñones and special guest artist Jules. Artists from the AS220 community include: Ysanel Torres, John Bhogal , Steve Duque, and Gianna Rodriguez.

RISD EXPOSE Gallery is located at 204 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island, and will be open from July 8th to August 16th, Tue – Sat, from 4-8pm and by appointment. The Opening Reception will take place on Sat, July 12th from 5-8pm and will feature poetry and musical performances by the Guatemalan Center of NE. Free admission. 

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“MEJUNJE” is a series of events hosted by AS220 that highlights local Latino artists in Rhode Island. The initiative is also supported by .Crudo, a digital magazine focusing on contemporary Latino art, based in Providence. 

The Guatemalan Center of New England encourages, promotes, and disseminates Guatemalan culture, establishing cultural ties between Guatemala and New England, and develops strategies to meet the needs of Guatemalans. The Guatemalan Center understands that it is necessary to support and encourage Guatemalan youth by providing them with the means to engage in the arts. For more information, contact Tiana Ochoa at 401-316-1472. 

RISD’s Exposé Gallery is a student-run, student-curated art space in downtown Providence. Beginning as a month-long pop-up gallery created by RISD students, Exposé is now collaborating with RISD 2ndLife in a year-round space downtown. Exposé is more than the usual student gallery; it moves beyond the formal gallery restrictions and opens the floor to new ways to show and sell excellent student, alumni, and local work.