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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