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Contemporary Latin and Caribbean Art Exhibition at Art Sites

August 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art Sites Gallery at 651 West Main, Riverhead will launch an exhibition of contemporary Latin and Caribbean art Aug. 2 through Sept. 7. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Works from Mexico and Jamaica will be featured. In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Genius of Paco gallery was founded by former attorney, artist, and art devotee, Frank “Paco” Rudin, who established it in part as a venue for gifted local artists, while serving as a patron for their work. Such artists include Javier Nino, Ada Colorina and Edgar Martinez and others.

Edgar Martinez shares his vision through a technical yet creative expression which evokes images of his Mexican heritage and culture. He brings a contemporary twist to all he paints. A native Mexican, he is inspired by the glistening Banderas Bay and the history of his homeland. Javier Nino and Ada Colorina embraced the Naif style of master Mexican artist Manuel Lepe and have since moved to a more contemporary style. Nino’s huge five panel work ” Allegory” is permanently installed in the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Rani Carson, a prolific humanistic painter, is on her quest to experience the elusive vision of beauty and truth, found her way to Jamaica to capture her vision through the Jamaican daily life. Carson’s depth of experience includes serving as a college professor, curator, art gallery director and artist. Her one man shows are extensive, with many reviews in national and international publications. Carson lives in Riverhead and travels to Jamaica several times a year to work her magic.


August 2, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Art Sites
651 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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