What does it mean to be an American at the outset of the 21st century?
Come learn more about how leading Latino and Latina artists see the issues related to immigration in America and in our region.
During the month of June 2017, Studios on the Park will encourage its patrons and guests to examine the role of immigration in shaping our daily lives and our national culture.
Through select visual art works (many of them the products of immigrants themselves), as well as a series of complementary wine, music, and performance art events Studios on the Park invites its many audiences to consider their own views and sensibilities on the issues.
While immigration is always a subject of some controversy, it is also true that America is and always has been a nation of immigrants. Hence our national motto: “E Pluribus Unum” (From Many, One).
Whatever your views on the issues, we welcome your participation in this timely exchange of art and civic dialog.
Antonio Arredondo Juarez
Maria Adela Diaz
Salvador "Pocho" Sanchez
Alicia Maria Siu
Paola "Panca" Villaseñor
Exhibition Related Special Events
Art After Dark Paso
Saturday, June 3: 6 pm - 9 pm
Celebrate the opening with this fun tradition. The art, wine, and live music-filled evening features local wine by Bodega de Edgar and live music by Shelby Figueroa as well as a brief introduction to the show by curator Henry A J Ramos at 6 pm.
Interactive Art Installation with Josué Rojas
Saturday, June 10: 12 pm - 2 pm
Paso a Paso
Wednesday, June 21: 5:30 pm
Art Talk, Film, Wine & Dinner with curator Henry A J Ramos, artist Eric Almanza, winemaker Edgar Torres, and chef Santos MacDonal
We appreciate you joining us for this thought-provoking inquiry into what it means to be an American at the outset of the 21st century.
Studios on the Park wishes to extend special thanks and recognition to the featured artists as well as the following individuals and organizations for their valued assistance and support in connection with advancing this important and timely exhibition:
· Cynthia Anthony, Founder & Executive Director, Wine Country Theatre, Paso Robles, CA
· Martha Clayton, Public Information Officer, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Paso Robles, CA
· Kyle Coots, Manager, Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles, CA
· Bob Eye, Vice President of Operations, Park Cinemas, Paso Robles, CA
· Shelby Figueroa, Songwriter Artist
· Jeff Freeland, General Manager, Oso Libre, Paso Robles, CA
· Hispanic Business Association Members: Angelica Fortin, Maria Elena Garcia, Marilu Gomez, Ashley Harkey, John Joyner, Francisco Ramirez, Betian Webb
· Maiza Hixson, Chief Curator, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA
· Una Isu, Rapper
· Josephine’s Tales Actors & Readers: Tom Grandoli, Madison Nicole Martinez, Armando Molina, Allison Ontiveros, Evangeline Ordaz
· Latino Outreach Council
· Carole & Santos MacDonal, Owners, La Cosecha & Il Cortile Restaurants, Paso Robles, CA · Brent Moser, VAPA Director, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Paso Robles, CA
· Gregory Ramos, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
· Joey Reyes, Curator, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CA
· John Roush, Owner, Park Cinemas, Paso Robles, CA
· Edgar Torres, Winemaker Bodega de Edgar and Hug Cellars, Paso Robles, CA
· Pedro Vargas, Winemaker, Vino Vargas, Paso Robles, CA
· Volunteers: Judy & Mike Blunden, Shirley & Jim Forgan, Bobby Fox, Anne Laddon, Houston Smith, Adam Welch
· Marcos Zamora, Bilingual Family Advocate, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Paso Robles, CA