Latino Art Exhibit to Open at George Memorial Library

Painting of a white horse by Gabriela Monterroso

Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library in Richmond announces the opening of a special exhibit, “Color Outside the Lines: Latino Art Now!,” on Sunday, March 24, in the Bohachevsky Gallery of the library. The public is invited to attend an opening-day artists’ reception from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

The exhibit, which showcases the artwork of 29 Latino women, will be on display through May 19.

Presented in collaboration with CAM Fort Bend, the exhibit features exquisite artwork created by members of Latin American Women Artists, Houston (LAWAH) from the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

LAWAH was established by Glassell School instructor Arielle Masson to give a more powerful voice to the artists, and to enable them to connect with and support each other. All members of the group are students of the Glassell School of Art.

Award-winning Venezuelan artist Lorena Morales will jury the exhibition. Morales’ artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally. As part of the Latino Art exhibit, Chromospheric Flowers created by Morales will be on display as a hanging garden on the second-floor landing of the library.

The exhibit is curated by CAM Fort Bend founder and director Ana Villaronga-Roman. A member of Texas Women for the Arts and The Association of Art Museum Curators, Villaronga-Ramon was named Woman of the Year for Art 2018 by Sucesos newspaper and Solo Mujeres Magazine.

The exhibit is part of Latino Art Now! 2019, a signature event of the Inter-University for Latino Research (IUPLR) consortium and hosted by the University of Houston Center for Mexican-American Studies (UH-CMAS). The initiative explores and celebrates Latin American visual artists in the United States. The Bohachevsky Gallery at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library is one of a number of galleries throughout the Houston area that will be participating in the prestigious collection of exhibitions.

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.