There’s a gem of a space in town that many people are still just learning about. However, this week, Latin American Contemporary Art Projects, or LaCa, will celebrate two-years in Charlotte.
The celebration takes place this Thursday, March 26, from 6-9pm and will highlight their current exhibition, Collective (on view through June 5), a showcase of some of the amazing talent they have brought to Charlotte since 2013. Collective features works by Ricardo “Chino” Morales (Costa Rica), Otto Apuy (Costa Rica), Jeannine Marchand (Puerto Rico), Cristina Toro (Puerto Rico), Leandro Manzo (Argentina), Alicia de la Campa (Cuba), Juan Carlos Verdial (Cuba), Santiago Quesnel (Argentina), Vincente Hernandez (Cuba), Juan Dolhare (Argentina) and Roberto Marquez (Mexico).
Over the past two years, LaCa has hosted ten exhibitions featuring more than a dozen emerging and established artists. They are committed to presenting the diverse array of styles, movements, and media that comprises Latin American art.
LaCa has big goals: to become a resource for contemporary Latin American art and culture, not just in Charlotte, but internationally. We love that they are aiming high, but also supporting the local community. For example, we all know that Charlotte needs more affordable work spaces for artists to grow and develop their work. The LaCa crew agrees, and so they recently began offering studio space and residency opportunities for artists. And there will be yet another addition to their offerings later this year: an authentic Latin American cafe! (editor: we hope that have vegan options for one of the HappeningsCLT team members!).
Come celebrate with LaCa on Thursday at 1429 Bryant Street in Charlotte. Rumbao dance group will showcase Latin American dances and live music, and there will be some great food to sample. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out their website, www.lacaprojects.com.