De aqui y de alla (Of here and there)
VAE is seeking proposals for our upcoming November/December project. VAE is looking for artists and creatives to submit for consideration artwork, programming, talk, and event ideas that relate to the De aqui y de alla (of here and there) project outlined below.
De aqui y de alla is a contemporary art project with the goal of exploring the duality that our Latinx community members feel. This feeling comes from living in the United States but not being white enough to be accepted without discrimination, while being seen as too gringo to be fully accepted in the culture they identify with. The project will feature the work of Latinx artists who use their unique identity to combat this lack of acceptance and carve out space for themselves both here, and there.
BUT REALLY, WHAT IS THIS?
This project is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, multi-cultural showcase of talent that highlights the work of Latinx and Hispanic artists and community members who are carving out space in their world by drawing from both their geographical location and cultural identity to be their own individual selves. This project will be presented by VAE Raleigh in conjunction with a steering committee of local administrators, artists, and activists.
Liani Yirka, Diversity Outreach Specialist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Angeline Echeverria, Executive Director, El Pueblo, Inc.
Cecilia Zuvic, Board Member, VAE Raleigh
Michelle Bermeo-Betancourt, Development Coordinator, El Pueblo, Inc.
Gui Villalba Portel, artist, Programs, Elsewhere
Niccolo Roditti, AmeriCorps VISTA, Witness for Peace Southeast Board of Directors
Emily Rhyne, Field Organizer, Witness for Peace Southeast
Jose (Pepe) Luis Estrada, Manager, Centro & Gallo Pelon
Emily Kotecki, Podcast host, former Manager of Interpretation at NCMA