"Puerto Rico and Colombia: Caribbean Connection

CHICAGO-The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) and Galeria Tinta Roja, in a collaborative effort, present a multi-media arts exhibit entitled "Puerto Rico and Colombia: Caribbean Connection". The exhibit opening reception will be held on Friday, October 3, 2003 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the new gallery space Galeria Tinta Roja located 2701 West Division Street, Chicago.

The exhibit features the works of five Colombian and five Puerto Rican artists producing art in Chicago and showcasing artwork in a variety of mediums and they are: Natalia Castro, Andres Duque, Lisandra Cruz, Alberto Gonzalez Gonz lez, Javier Lara, Kata Mej¡a, Raul Ortiz, Edra Soto, Brenda Torres and Luis Fernando Uribe. This exhibit presents not only their artwork but reflects the artists' socio-cultural background of their country of origin, their Chicago experience, and their distinct Caribbean aesthetic.

The exhibit will run from October 3rd. through October 30th, 2003 at Galeria Tinta Roja-2701 W. Division St. This exhibit also marks the opening of Galeria Tinta Roja, where poetry and live musical performances will be featured. The gallery hours are: Tues.-Sat. from 1-7 p.m. For group viewing, call to schedule an appointment - 773.384.4767.