"MIRA: Chicago Artists of HispanicHeritage" is an exhibition that features the artwork of Latino artists that live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg intends to explore the variety of the artists' work while celebrating the Hispanic art community's important and vital contribution to Chicago's exciting metropolitan culture, as well as it's influential national and international significance.
"MIRA" is defined as an art exhibit featuring paintings, installations, prints, drawings, and sculpture by artists of Hispanic heritage. The artists' styles and the content of their work are diverse. Some of the artists incorporate identifiable ethnic and mythological imagery in their pieces that is traditionally associated with the Latin American artistic and cultural tradition. Others communicate universal themes or are abstract and devoid of subject altogether. Some artists express relevant terrestrial and social themes; while others express transcendental, shamanistic visions.
Exhibiting artists for "MIRA" include Jose
Aleman (sculpture) MarioCastillo (paintings) Juan Compean (paintings), Carlos
Cortez (wood block prints), Miguel Cortez (paintings), Esperanza Gama (prints),
Oscar Romero (paintings), Riccardo Santos Hernandez (paintings), and Paul
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