Merging Cultures: Latin American and Caribbean Art & Life in Connecticut

Guest curator Benjamin Ortiz chose works with strong artistic images and compelling personal stories created by twelve whose heritages reflect the immigration trends of Connecticut, representing Argentina, Chile, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. The artists included: Diane Barcelo, Maria Gabriela Galarza-Block, Umberto Castro Cruz, Pablo Delano, Ernest Lopez, Carmen Lynch, Marlo Marrero, Ricky Mestre, Duvian Montoya, Lisie Orjuela, Victor Pacheco, Debra Roinestad, Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz, and Juan Fuentes Vizcarrondo. Their work covered a wide range of styles and themes inspired by politics, social issues, historical events, personal experience, religion, and nature.