WHAT: An art exhibit and installation by visual artist and musician Alberto Villalobos entitled “Hombres de Arcilla” (Men of Clay).
WHO: The Point Campus for the Arts & Environment, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the South Bronx in partnership with BxArts Factory, a non-profit organization dedicated to making art accessible to everyone in the Bronx. Opening reception will include performances by Juan Kanagui (BadLovePoetry), Humberto Manuel Flores Gutierrez (guitar), Alberto & Luis Villalobos (from Villalobos Brothers), Arturo Stable (percussionist) and Miles Solay (from Outernational).
WHEN: The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, April 22nd to Saturday, May 29th. The “Opening Reception” will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 5 pm to 8 pm.
WHERE: “The Point Campus”, located at 1391 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10474 (next to Hunts Point Riverside Park)
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: “Hombres de Arcilla” (Men of Clay) showcases Alberto Villalobos’ collection of 43 hand-made clay masks. These masks honor the memory of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. About his work, Villalobos says “for me, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit. I hope that by giving faces to the disappeared, their memory may live on.”
Photo Credit: Barbara Reeley
Graphic design: Meagan Van Ahn