We’re All Alike is an installation of a series of 24 charcoal drawings (22 x 27 inches each approximately) exploring these similitudes we all share through portraiture. Inspired by the tradition of Gold Glass Roman Medallions portraying noted persons such as kings, queens and the wealthy, this series takes the simplicity of the work itself presenting the traditional bust of the individual over a black background allowing the power of his/her personality to emerge.

We’re All Alike takes this tradition to a contemporary display of common men and women through the most basic, intimate and important medium in Visual Arts. Labels of race, gender, sexual orientation and social status don't interfere within this body of work. The similarities all people share are the foundation of this art installation.

We're All Alike will be on view at the Artfields 2018 Competition in Lake City, South Carolina
from April 20th to 28th at The ROB.
245 S. Church St, Lake City, SC 29560

Decoding the Purity of an Icon Paintings and Installations by Mexican artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Stone Center for Latin American Studies. ​​​​​​​

March 22 - May 14, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION March 22 @ 6:00pm
Mexican Cultural Institute 901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118 NOLA (entrance to the Institute through Higgins Street)

The Webster's dictionary defines purity as "being free from or unmixed with any other matter". Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of 10 oil female portrait paintings on canvas and 2 installations thought by Flores-Shinshillas to convey the message of recording an individual's appearance and personality, using the tradition of Iconography for veneration of purity and spirituality beyond the representation of the feminine subject. These works of Art have been approached in a contemporary manner, making these portraits much more than pure representation. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Consulate of Mexico are pleased to present ​​​​​​NEW PERSPECTIVES, a groundbreaking intercultural arts experience that explores contemporary visual arts and music of Latin America during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

NEW PERSPECTIVES is an exhibition that brings together five Hispanic Contemporary Artists working in different mediums. Artists Gustavo Duque, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Carmen Mariscal, Piki Mendizabal, and Cristina Molina use different mediums to express a common nostalgia for tradition, loss, family, human relations, and memories in their art. These feelings are taken with them to their place of migration with a new perspective.

Opening Reception and Concert on October 24, 2017 at the Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery and the Henson Auditorium at Isidore Newman School from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 

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