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EmPOWER! Exhibition by Andrea Arroyo. Oct 2- Nov. 22, 2019

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Grady Alexis Gallery, El Taller Latino Americano

215 East 99th Street

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Andrea Arroyo “EmPOWER! Images for Social Justice”
Grady Alexis Gallery, El Taller Latino Americano.
PS109, 215 East 99th Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10029.
WHEN: October 2 – November 22, 2019.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm and by appointment.

Free and open to the public.
MORE INFO: www.TallerLatino.org and www.andrearrroyo.com
Social Media: @TallerLatino @AndreaArroyoArt

New York, September 2019.- The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present “EmPOWER! Images For Social Justice”, a series of artworks created by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in response to pressing global topics.
The artworks in EmPOWER! address social justice issues, while honoring the spirit of peaceful, creative political resistance throughout the world.
The exhibition features 30 impactful images addressing current topics, such as immigration, family separations, gun violence, race discrimination, the environmental crisis, Women and LGBTQI issues.
Arroyo’s thought provoking works bring attention to pressing issues while aiming to create a multi-level conversation that bridges art, social justice and community.
The works have appeared in publications such as The Nation, The Manhattan Times, Posters for Change, Resist! Viceversa, etc., and some works have been also exhibited internationally.
Images in the exhibition include “Me Too” published internationally and awarded First Prize in the United Nations’ Ranan Lurie Political Art Contest, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” awarded the “Political Satire” award at the 2019 Biennial in Cuba, “Build Love Not Walls” and “Nurture Nature.”
Ms. Arroyo is best know for her lyrical paintings and site-specific installations focusing of women and women’s stories, this is the first time the artist presents a solo exhibition of her political illustrations.
About the artist: Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a range of media including public art, painting, illustration and site-specific installation.
Her work is exhibited internationally and is in private, corporate and public collections around the world.
Public art and commissions include projects for New York Restoration Project, El Museo del Barrio, The Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, the New York Women Foundation, The International Museum of Women, The MTA/New York Subway, The NY School Construction Authority, and The Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Recognitions include New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Global Citizen Award Artist, Clinton Global Initiative, 21 Leader for the 21st Century, Official Artist of the Latin Grammy, Outstanding Woman of New York, United Nations Award for Political Art, Cuban Biennial “Political Satire” Award, and multiple awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Arroyo’s artwork has been published extensively including on the cover of The New Yorker and in The New York Times, The Nation and the International Herald Tribune. Additionally, it has been the subject of over two hundred features in the international media. For more information please visit: www.andreaarroyo.com

Since 1979, El Taller Latino Americano (501c3) has been a forum for artists from across the Americas to form and perform new works, inspired by the belief that the creative act and cultural interchange dispel fear and mistrust between communities.

The Grady Alexis Gallery is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
EmPOWER! is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. Additional support from Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and the Puffin Foundation.

IMAGES: "Love Has No Borders" "Nurture Nature and "Me Too" Published internationally.



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