Homage to Mango Street
Exhibition in honor of Latin American writer Esperanza Cordero
Strohl Art Center / Gallo Family Gallery
Exhibition Dates: June 25—August 21 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday June 28, 2017
Curated by VACI Artistic Director Don Kimes, this exhibition presents works by several contemporary Latino artists with roots in Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador and Cuba. The show is being presented in conjunction with a visit to Chautauqua by MacArthur Fellow Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street (a story about Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become). The House on Mango Street is the CLSC and Young Readers selection for Week Four, and Cisneros is speaking at the CLSC Roundtable presentation at the Hall of Philosophy, 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. A book signing will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
Guest critic: ‘Homage to Mango Street’ channels ‘mission to promote dialogue,’ by Howard Halle, editor-at-large and chief art critic for Time Out New York, The Chautauquan Daily, July 14, 2017