IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2002
LATIN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF ART OPENS CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AT BANK
ONE BRANCH IN PILSEN
The Latin American Museum of Art, in partnership with Bank One, will
open a month-long exhibition showcasing the work of 10 Chicago-based
artistis. The "Mind Abstractions" exhibition will run September
20 through October 20 at Bank Ones Pilsen branch, 2000 W. Cermak
Rd. It will be open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The exhibition showcases a variety of works created by 10 Chicago-based
Latino artists who share a cultural heritage that is rich in expressions
of myth, spirituality, ritual, symbolism, and beauty.
"On behalf of the Latin American Museum of Art, I wish to thank
Bank One for the opportunity to showcase this unique exhibition of contemporary
Latin American art," stated Oscar Martinez, curator and President
of the Latin American Museum of Art. "We are showcasing a variety
of works created by Mario Castillo, Javier Chavira, Maria Enriquez de
Allen, Jorge Felix, Alfredo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Eladio Gonzalez, Alberto
Gonzalez, Raul Ortiz Bonilla, Paul Sierra and Michele Tuohey."
"The superbly talented artists display their continuing commitment
to creating challenging and innovative works through diverse approaches,
subject matter and techniques," said Martinez.
In addition, the artists and curator Martinez will hold a gallery talk
at the Bank One-Pilsen branch from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
This exhibition demonstrates the continued commitment by the Latin American
Museum of Art and Bank One to reach out to the Latino community.
The Latin American Museum of Art is a not-for-profit art organization
that was founded in 1989. Its goal is to showcase the cultures of all
Latin American and Caribbean countries through the arts. It is a necessary
addition to the citys rich landscape of architectural, artistic,
and cultural venues with the basic premise of providing a place where
the breath, depth and diversity of the Latino cultures can be communicated,
showcased and celebrated. The goal of the exhibition program is to give
the Latino community a sense of pride and to expose the public to understanding
works of art done by contemporary Latino artists.
Another of the LAMAs goals is to create partnerships with community
organizations, corporations and foundations and give artists the opportunity
to share their artwork with the Latino community and beyond.
Bank One serves more than 1 million consumers in the Chicago area through
a network of nearly 200 branches including the Pilsen branch
-- and 1,000 ATMs.