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“Latino Cultural Arts” Exhibit Opens This Thursday with a “Meet the Artists” Reception in Cathedral City

“Latino Cultural Arts” Exhibit Opens This Thursday with a “Meet the Artists” Reception in Cathedral City

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) hosts its inaugural Latino Arts Exhibition and a “Meet the Artists” reception in the City’s Cultural Arts Museum on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The show features some 15 new and established artists from around the Coachella Valley and high desert. Admission is free.

“Even though this will commence our first exhibition of Latin and Hispanic Cultural Arts in our public museum, we are proud of the depth of artists that are on exhibit and the quality of their art,” says Robby Sherwin, CC Public Arts Commissioner and organizer of the exhibit.

Among the artists on display is Oscar Guevara of Coachella, California whose uses only recycled and reused materials. Other artists include Marconi Calindas, Nalani Hernandez-Melo, Juan-Manuel Alonso, Jorge Sicre, Fernando Acevedo, Jon Carroll Otterson, Tone Rubio, David Gonzalez Silva, Luiz Castro and Sofia Enriquez.

The exhibit will be open to the public on weekends from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and admission is free. The museum is located on the east end of City Hall in Downtown Cathedral City near the Mary Pickford Theater, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City.

The art exhibit serves an extension of the inaugural Tejano Music Festival also being produced by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission. The music festival takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Information about the festival can be viewed at www.TejanoMusicFest.com.
In addition, the Cathedral City Historical Society showcases an ongoing exhibit featuring images and memorabilia of Cathedral City’s early years located inside the Cultural Arts Museum.

The CCPAC’s mission serves to collect and preserve art from local and renowned artists and is funded by developer fees. Composed of seven local residents who are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, CCPAC meets once a month in Council Chambers on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm. The agenda for each meeting and video of the meetings are available on the City’s website at: www.CathedralCity.gov.

The CCPAC also maintains an APP (Cathedral City: Where Art Lives) that provides listings, photos, descriptions, and walking/driving tours of the City’s public art. It is available as a free download for Apple or Android Devices from their respective APP stores.

What: “Latino Cultural Arts Exhibit” and “Meet the Artists Reception”

Where: Cathedral City Cultural Arts Museum (adjacent to City Hall), 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5 pm to 7 pm