Learning Latin: A collaborative art exhibition sets festival stage

“Vida en los Andes (Life in the Andes),” Flora Zarate, fiber, 35 by 48 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

“Vida en los Andes (Life in the Andes),” Flora Zarate, fiber, 35 by 48 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

“El Asadito (The Barbecue),” Juan Diaz, 2009, oil on canvas, 20 by 16 inches

“El Asadito (The Barbecue),” Juan Diaz, 2009, oil on canvas, 20 by 16 inches

“Cosecha (Harvesting),” Flora Zarate, undated, fiber, 54 by 36 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

“Cosecha (Harvesting),” Flora Zarate, undated, fiber, 54 by 36 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

“You and I,” Lucy Correa Ryback, undated, bronze (lost wax casting process), 11 by  8.5 by 9 inches

“You and I,” Lucy Correa Ryback, undated, bronze (lost wax casting process), 11 by 8.5 by 9 inches

Cajon San Marcos (St. Mark's Box), Florentino Jiménez, 1994; mixed media: wood, potato, plaster, oil 
 16 by 21 by 4 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

Cajon San Marcos (St. Mark's Box), Florentino Jiménez, 1994; mixed media: wood, potato, plaster, oil 16 by 21 by 4 inches$RETURN$$RETURN$

'Being Without Barriers,' Rebeca Caldarón Pittman, 2010-2012, unique print 9 by 12 inches

"Being Without Barriers," Rebeca Caldarón Pittman, 2010-2012, unique print 9 by 12 inches

A groundbreaking — and eye-catching — exhibition, “La Casa,” will open this weekend at the von Liebig Art Center. It will offer an appetizer to the ArtsNaples World Festival and be a beneficiary of another collaboration with Artis—Naples (formerly the Philharmonic Center).

The exhibition, according to the center, “celebrates the home in Latin American Art. The exhibition highlights drawings, fiber work, mixed media, paintings, prints, repoussé, retablos and sculpture by 22 artists from Latin America, including five Naples artists.”

Its local artists include well-known names such as Juan Diaz, JAMA, Nicario Jimenez and Lucy Correa Ryback. But part of the exhibition is a major loan from the Baker Museum at Artis—Naples and includes 21 works from its Bryna collection of Mexican art.

This exhibition is in conjunction with ArtsNaples World Festival 2013, a festival of arts and culture that will include dance, song, music and more, May 10 through May 14.

When: Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26; hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, April 27 through June 1

Where: von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples

Admission: $10 for nonmembers at the reception; free otherwise

More information: 239-262-6517 or www.naplesart.org

More pre-festival events

■ Danza Azteca Guadalupe: 6-6:45 p.m. Monday, May 6, Collier County South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, East Naples, 239-252-7542; 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Rose Hall, Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island; 239-394-3272. Registration required.

■ Latin America Dances: demonstrated by Fred Astaire Studio, Naples, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, South Regional Library. Program will be free but require registration by calling the library or visiting its website at bit.ly/14NsAKc.

For a full ArtsNaples World Festival schedule and event tickets, visit www.ArtsNaples.org or call 239-390-2788.

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