Tonight marks the culmination of a month long visit with our Mexican Artists in Residence Marco Vera and Fernando Corona of the Mexicali Rose Media and Arts Center. The Corcoran Gallery and Corcoran College of Art + Design partnered with the Embassy of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Corcoran's Pittman Study Away Program to welcome the artists this October. As part of the visiting artist's month-long residency, students and faculty collaborated with Vera and Corona to create a mural reflecting themes of community and boundary on the Gallery31 walls for the exhibition Secondary Inspection: Una Seleccion del Arta de Baja California. A continuous screening of documentaries created in the Mexicali Rose Media and Arts Center will also be featured in the space.
Students from the Corcoran College and the Sitar Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. have joined forces with Vera and Corona to design an additional mural to be installed in the Washington, D.C. community.
Corona also worked with Albus Cavus to create a mural (pictured above) with Michael Pacheco (Corcoran Faculty), Chloe Rubenstein (Corcoran Student), and Camille Schefter (local artist), which is located near Howard University.
Tonight in the Corcoran's Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, the artists and students will present their collaboration, discuss cultural exchanges and resulting artistic expressions created in border cities, as well as their experiences with the Corcoran community. Click here to learn more about the artists on the Corcoran's blog, Unveiled.