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LAYC Youth Exhibit, Art Museum of the Americas to June 13 PDF Print
Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:17

Youth from LAYC's Art + Media House will exhibit their year-long work at The Art Museum of the Americas.  This effort is possible thanks to a partnership with The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE).  The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on May 30th, 5 p.m.

One + One = Three

In El Salvador, participants from the towns of Intipucá, Sensuntepeque, Chirilagua and Ciudad Victoria- all known for migration to the D.C. area.  In D.C., participants hail from LAYC's Art + Media House in Columbia Heights, a diverse neighborhood that has maintained a strong Salvadoran population since the 1960s.

The program in El Salvador took place in Casas de la Cultura, government-administered centers that promote cultural and artistic activities and a strong sense of local heritage.  MARTE connected with youth of the Casas de la Cultura, welcoming those who are interested to take part in Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity.

In D.C., youth participants, while learning painting, photography, and video art, were engage in a series of workshops on the themes of Self, Family, Tradition, School, Neighborhood, Community, Migration and Bilingualism.

The exhibit is open through June 13.  For more information, click here.