Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is hosting a free Family Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m., and all area families are invited to attend.
This free drop-in event allows children and adults to enjoy art making as well as a kid-friendly, docent-led tour of LCA’s three galleries in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Family Days are particularly engaging for school-age children and their parents or caregivers. However, artists of all ages are welcome to attend. Free snacks will be provided, and no advance registration is required.
Families will learn about Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo and see examples of her work to make a self portrait inspired by Kahlo's unique style.
Free Family Day offers children and adults opportunities to connect with each other while exploring LCA’s spring exhibition, LatinXAmerican. The tour of LatinXAmerican is also available in Spanish.
Support for this program was provided by Building Community Through the Arts in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest.
The LatinXAmerican exhibition includes photographs, paintings, sculptures, textiles, videos and installations from nearly 30 Latinx artists. The exhibition explores the shifting and, at times, contradictory social, cultural, political and artistic identities between Latinx artists of different circumstances and generations.
The term "Latinx" is used here as an inclusive alternative to "Latino" or "Latina" for people of Latin American heritage living primarily in the US. It is important to note not every artist in the exhibition identifies as a Latinx artist. Some prefer national, racial and/or ethnic designations of identity. Therefore, further exploration of the artists’ diverse backgrounds is encouraged.
LatinXAmerican is on loan from the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) in Chicago and reflects an initiative by DPAM to increase the visibility of Latinx artists in museums, working toward equity and lasting transformation. Latinx communities account for over 18% of the US population. A recent study of major US art museums found only 2.8% of artists in their collections are Latinx. LCA aligns with DPAM’s initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists. Support for this exhibition and its programming is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
For more information about free Family Day or LCA, visit LubeznikCenter.org or contact Samantha Bean at 219-874-4900 or sbean@LubeznikCenter.org.