5X5 PLURALISM – At The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) presents an exhibition of five Venezuelan and five North American artists
On view until May 30th at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

On view now until May 30th at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts , 5X5 PLURALISM is the product of a dialogue that ensued between Ali Cordero Casal, Chairman & Founder of VAEA, and guest curator Luis R. Cancel, who has since become the Director of Cultural Affairs for San Francisco, about the richness and variety of work created by emerging artists. The idea was to promote a physical and virtual dialogue between the artists in the two countries. On view in New York, Acarigua, Venezuela, and now, San Francisco, brings together a diverse group of artists to engage in an artistic dialogue and cultural exchange. Click here for more information on: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

— Oscar Grau

— Oscar Grau

— Milton Rosa-Ortiz

— Milton Rosa-Ortiz

The artists in this exhibition help to illustrate the contemporary diversity of the art world, styles as diverse as Realism, Video Art, Lyrical Abstraction, Geometric Abstraction and Neo-Surrealism, are represented. Loriel Beltran uses painting as subject and medium, creating organic sculptures that are both beautiful and profound. Audino Diaz makes cartographical landscapes on leather to illustrate an interchange between what is natural and man-made. Eddy Ferguson’s video art reflects her unique painting style, demonstrating how her vision can translate to different mediums. Oscar Grau’s Energetic Successions are kinetic sculptures where empty and full spaces are constantly changing and surrounding the viewer as they move. Marina Gutierrez’s delicate installation is formed by fragments of collective memory and political preoccupations.

— Sergio Hernandez

— Sergio Hernandez

— Loriel Beltran

— Loriel Beltran

For Sergio Hernandez the process and materials are as important as the subject mater, which is a series of questions for which Hernandez attempts to find answers through sculpture. Jeremy Jeremy Longstreet’s realistic paintings invite the viewer to reflect on the medium itself and the concept of reality. Milton Rosa-Ortiz explores movement and light with his glass and crystal installations. Rafael Velez creates narratives inspired by the religious and social practices that remain present in the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, and Yoshi’s beautifully crafted paper origami light sculptures suggest organic forms that manage to move while standing still.

— Yoshi

— Yoshi

— Marina Gutierrez

— Marina Gutierrez

The first 5X5 curated by Ann Horton, took place in 1989 to commemorate 150 years of photography. 5X5 Acarigua-New York followed in 2004 with ten young and emerging artists from both cities and was curated by Juana Valdes. 5X5 PLURALISM, which is the third installment of this exhibition series, was curated by Luis R. Cancel and was previously exhibited in New York, at the Clement Soto Velez Cultural Center from June 13th to July 26th, 2008 and at the Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure in Venezuela from November 21st, 2008 to February 21st, 2009. For additional information, contact Valeria Cordero, Project Coordinator from The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts.

— Edy Ferguson

— Edy Ferguson

— Audino Diaz

— Audino Diaz

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is located at 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco. For additional information, contact Valeria Cordero, Project Coordinator from The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts.
Click here to learn more about: The San Francisco Arts Commission

— Rafael Velez

— Rafael Velez

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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