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LACSI art exhibition offers ‘reflections’ of Latin America’s beauty

Neca Dantas' photograph

Reflections of the Latin American Natural Environment, a national juried exhibition of contemporary art, is on display until May 17 at the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, 290 S. Hull St.

The exhibition’s focus on painting, drawing, textile, sculpture and photography is designed to help the public develop an appreciation for Latin America’s wealth of biological diversity and its variety of land, water and cultural resources.

All artwork will be for sale, with 30 percent of the profits benefiting LACSI.

Artists selected for the exhibition include Becky Jaffee, Charles Winstead, Kathy Parker, Lois Correa-Diaz, Waheeda Mumtaz Persaud, William Hudson Temples and Neca Dantas.

Jurors for the exhibition are visual artists Stanley Bermudez and Valerie Aranda, who chose works based on quality, craftsmanship, strength of visual appeal and relation to the artists’ statements on how the work connected to the theme. They looked for pieces that best represented the Latin American natural environment and, to a degree, how humans interacted, changed or influenced the Latin American environment.

“Shows like this one are very important because they demonstrate the rich diversity found in Latin America-diversity of ethnicities, languages and dialects, foods, cultures, flora, fauna and, most of all, natural environments,” Bermudez said.