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GALLERY ON GRANT

The Gallery on Grant celebrates Latin and Spanish Art during Axelrod’s performance of Evita. The exhibit “Galería de bellas artes” consists of four NJ artists, each with their own style while, in fact, each style relates to the story of Evita.

 

Maria Mijares, an international museum, NJ museum and public art installation acclaimed artist, paints realistic scenes of everyday life in Spain.When Evita goes on a tour to Europe as First Lady, the people of Spain adore her, unlike the people of many other European countries, Argentina was colonized and influenced by the Spanish country and culture, hence the adoration of Evita in Spain.

Patricia Arroyo, The Guild member and accomplished local painter, paints in bright colors such as navy blue, sky blue, green and red. These are colors found in Latin America countries’ flags. These colors, in addition, were originally used in Inca textile art. Two of Patricia’s paintings are of bold women, similar to Evita. The colorful painting of the flower is emblematic of Evita’s beauty.

 

Mike Menendez, The Guild member and talented photographer, photographs turbulent clouds, which can be said to be a foreboding foreshadow of a changing political climate to come in Argentina. One important characteristic of Latin Art as it is used to be a catalyst for change with also a purpose to raise awareness on many social issues.

 

Highly awarded Ezequiel Jimenez’s paintings of surreal, fantasy scenes evoke the mystical and spiritual nature of Latin American culture, while also highlighting conflict. In Act II of Evita, the character Eva passes out in church and has a dream that depicts the varied views of her life and influence.

 

The Art Director, Randye Krupnick, has purposely tried to connect the selected Art to the story of Evita.

“Galería de bellas artes” provides an insight to the culture of Latin America while focusing attention to key characteristics in Latin American Art.

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