Current Exhibits at the Reece Museum
Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South
FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT: Social & Politically Engaged Art (October 4-December 10)
The Ninth Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibition. This exhibition explores current issues important to visual and auditory artists. This year’s juror is Michael Ray Charles, a contemporary American painter, Professor of Painting at the University of Houston’s School of Art and was amongst the first group of artists showcased in the PBS series “Art:21.”
Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South (September 20-November26)
As part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at East Tennessee State University, the Reece Museum, in partnership with the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, the Language Culture & Resource Center, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, the Department of Literature & Language, and the Department of Art & Design, are proud to present Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South. This traveling photography exhibition by José Galvez is on display from September 20 through November 26 at the Reece Museum.
Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South is the result of José Galvez's intense documentation of Latinos living in the Southern United States and contains dozens of images of work, play, protest, and celebration. Galvez, a Tucson, Arizona, native and a Pulitzer Prize winning artist and documentarian, has been capturing Latino life in the United States for more than forty years.
Through photographs, Galvez studies the behavior of immigrants adapting to and navigating a new multilingual, multicultural existence. This exhibition represents a more nuanced contribution to the current debates on immigration and assimilation. The work, which evolves every year as Galvez travels, has recently shown at dozens of colleges and universities. Galvez, his wife, and son have been living in North Carolina for the past seventeen years. The artist continues to travel throughout the South, documenting the lives of Latinos and their continued impact on the landscape.
Along with virtually visiting with ETSU students during the exhibition, José Galvez will also give a keynote presentation on Thursday, October 7 at 5pm. The event will be held in person at the Reece Museum and via ZOOM: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/97100381285
Learn more about José Galvez here.
Embracing the Question: A Conversation with Eclectic Artwork