Hispanic and Latino art show in Oconee

A new show of Hispanic and Latino art opens this week at the newly renamed University of North Georgia’s Oconee campus.

“Otros Soñadores,” addressing themes of Latino identity in the U.S., opens Wednesday.

Athens artist Stanley Bermudez heads up four Hispanic artists showing their work. Two of his paintings, “American Dreaming” and “Americano Flag III,” which cover issues affecting U.S. Hispanics like racism, immigration and human rights, hang alongside works by artists from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Easton, Pa., artist Nestor Armando Gil was included in the fall “Center” show at ATHICA.

His outdoor sculpture, “nOasis,” is a loaf of bread, whose imminent destruction in the beaks of birds means to invoke the fleeting treasure of an oasis.

The photographs exhibited by New York-based Groana Melendez once hung at the New York Public Library. Her photographs document people living in two cultures, in two nations, like many Hispanic and Latino immigrants.

Mabi Ponce de Leon is an Argentinian artist currently working in Ohio. Her “Migration” paintings examine travel and displacement.

Bermudez will deliver a talk on the themes addressed in the show at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The Oconee campus of UNG is located at 1201 Bishop Farms Parkway. The art gallery is located in the lobby of the faculty building.

“Otros Soñadores” runs until Feb. 20.

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