Artist talk with Mariana Castro de Ali, Sacramento

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The fabric of women’s lives is quite literally the subject of multimedia artist Mariana Castro de Ali.  “Retazos e Hilo de la Vida” (“Remnants and the Course of Life”), her new exhibit, continues La Raza Galería Posada’s 2010 spotlight of Latina artists from Mexico and California. Castro de Ali’s materials might startle some. “I live in a mundane world; I create art with things that surround me. I use tampons, coffee filters, thread, and tea bags, and also canvases, watercolors and traditional printmaking techniques. I enjoy the juxtapositions of these apparently opposite elements (the traditional materials and the mundane ones), it makes my art credible, real.” Mariana Castro de Ali will talk about the exhibit, in conversation with curator Juan M. Carilllo, at 7pm, ,Wednesday, July 21st.
 
“Retazos e Hilo de la Vida” (“Remnants and the Course of Life”), can be seen Tuesday – Saturday 11am–7pm (11am–9pm on Second Saturday). School and group tours are offered Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm by reservation.
 
Also at La Raza: the New Latin American Film Series continues Thursday nights at 7pm:
July 22nd: “Calle 13 Sin Pasaporte”; July 29th: “Lost Embrace” The comedy-drama tells of Ariel Makaroff, the grandson of Holocaust-era Polish refugees, who is currently on a complex search for his personal and cultural identity.
                                                                                              
Activities are funded in part by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
More Information: Artist talk with Mariana Castro de Ali, La Raza Galería Posada, 1022-1024 22nd St. (between J and K Sts.), Sacramento, Wed., July 21, 7pm. This is a free event. 916-446-5133; www.larazagaleriaposada.org.