Date: August 1998
Contact: Alice Fitzgerald
An exhibition focusing on the impact of graphic arts on the Latino community will be on display at the Colby College Museum of Art from August 24 to October 16.
"A Walk Through The Paper Forest: The Latino Prints and Drawings from El Museo del Barrio" features works on paper from art workshops in Mexico, Puerto Rico and New York City and explores the body of Latino art. Artists represented include natives of eight Central and South American countries and of the United States.
The works, mainly prints and posters, often were posted in neighborhoods and were more commonly visible, accessible and affordable than other traditional forms of fine art. "In many respects," says literature accompanying the show, "the exhibit explores the phenomena of identity, social conscience and Latino artistic traditions that enrich the cultural life of this country."
The museum's hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Running concurrently with the "Paper Forest" exhibition are "Metamorphoses," paintings and sculpture by Tobi Kahn (August 12 to October 11) and "John Marin in Maine," an exhibit of paintings and watercolors by John Marin (through September 27). The museum also displays art from its permanent collection in galleries including The Paul J. Schupf Gallery for the Art of Alex Katz.
Call 207-872-3228 for more information.