The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will highlight Mexican-American art this summer with the exhibition, Hope and Memory, from June 28 to August 9. The exhibit will feature paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Marta Sánchez. In conjunction with Sánchez’ work, the Gallery will host pieces from the “Blazing Chicano Guitars” project. The exhibit will include three guitars painted by Chicano artists Carlos Donjuan, Alex Rubio, and Ricardo Ruiz, and commissioned by actor and activist Cheech Marin. The Blazing Chicano Guitars will be on display from July 10 to August 9. In addition, the Gallery will host two workshops by Sánchez. She will be the guest artist for a children’s workshop and movie night to introduce children to Mexican-American celebration traditions on Wednesday, July 17 from 5-8 p.m. Suggested ages are 6-10. The children’s event is co-sponsored by Chick-fil-A Express at Misericordia University, operated by Metz Culinary Management. Sánchez also will lead a workshop for older children and adults in the art of cascarones, which are decorated eggs that have been hallowed out and refilled with confetti. The second workshop will take place on Thursday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m. Both workshops will begin at the Friedman Art Gallery. Sánchez is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. She frequently works on paper creating linocuts and monotypes, which follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a art. She paints mainly on tin or industrial corrugated metal. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Pauly Friedman Gallery is closed on Mondays and for all university holidays. For additional information, go to www.misericordia.edu/art.
Hope and Memory exhibit
Date and Time
Friday Jun 28, 2019Friday Aug 9, 2019
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Pauly Friedman Gallery is closed on Mondays and for all university holidays.
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University