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Milagro & LAX IdeAL to Present Latino Art Exhibit and Performance Showcase, 5/1

Milagro & LAX IdeAL to Present Latino Art Exhibit and Performance Showcase, 5/1

LAX-IdeAL is the Latino Artists eXchange / Intercambio de artistas Latinos, a community of creative individuals coming together at Milagro since 2010 to build a network, strengthen careers and nurture future artists.

This year, LAX IdeAL presents their first Latino Art Exhibit & Performance Showcase, with the participation of artists of Latino heritage representing six different nations. Live performances of music, singing, spoken word and dance on Thursday, May 1st, will launch a month-long art exhibit of painting, photography, sculpture and much more, at Portland'5 Antoinette Hatfield Hall, where artists have found support and a venue to show their since 2006. Formerly known as the New Theatre Building, Antoinette Hatfield Hall is home to the Portland'5 Box Office, the ArtBar & Bistro, and the Newmark, Brunish and Winningstad Theaters.

May 1st coincides with Portland's First Thursday; to celebrate, Portland'5 will host a reception where the public can meet and mingle with the artists. An evening to enjoy the work of some of the best Latino arts in Portland, discover new talents, and travel to Latin America thought art!

The genesis of LAX began in July, 2010, when Milagro invited artistic leaders representing a variety of disciplines to meet and share their advice, networks, and leadership, planting the seed for a collaborative group. Monthly meetings, workshops and annual conferences hosted by Milagro over the last four years have strengthened Oregon's vibrant artistic Latino community.

The Art Exhibit and Performance Showcase will be a unique celebration of the strength and beauty of the Latino artistic movement growing in the Pacific Northwest. This event is made possible with the support of Milagro, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Arts Commission, The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland'5. In conjunction with the Art Exhibit and Performance Showcase, Milagro and LAX IdeALwill launch its new artists directory, an online service with which to learn more about the artists participating in this event.

Without a doubt LAX IdeAL Art Exhibit & Performance Showcase on Thursday, May 1stwill be one of Portland's biggest Latino-focused art exhibits in recent years, adding to Portland's extraordinary cultural scene an authentic reason to be proud.

It all takes place Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Portland's Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. Admission is free. For more information, call 971-506-2564 or visit

VISUAL ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS: The list of the artists, disciplines and nations of origin below in alphabetical order...


Marcos Aguirre Video Mexico
Christian Barrios Marquetry Mexico
Julieth Maya Buri Painting Colombia
Alejandro Ceballos Painting Mexico
Hector Hernandez Mosaic and painting Mexico
William Hernandez Painting Peru
Marina Herrera de Hayek Sculpture Guatemala
Monica Mackenzie Painting Mexico
Pepe Moscoso Photography Mexico
Armando Olveda Painting Mexico
Jose Juan Parra Turquoise masks Mexico
Jorge Peñarroche Painting Colombia
Luciana Proaño Glass sculpture Peru
Hampton Rodriguez Video & Multimedia Dominican Republic
Ivonne Saed Photography Mexico
Pablo Solares Painting Mexico
Yathzi Turcot Photography Mexico


Ballet Papalotl Folkloric Dance Mexico
Cosecha Mestiza Folkloric Music and Dance Mexico
Dueto Piel Canela Romantic music and Rancheras Mexico
Alex Llumiquinga Andean music Ecuador
Joaquin Lopez Spoken Words EEUU-Mexico
Nuestro Canto Indigenous Mexican music Mexico
Edna Vazquez Singer/songwriter Mexico
Los Porteños Spoken Word Various countries
Amparo Santa Garcia-Yurchenco Dance Mexico

ABOUT LAX IDEAL: Since 2010 this group of Latino artists has been committed to supporting the growth of the Latino artistic movement in the Pacific Northwest with monthly meeting, workshops and annual showcases.

ABOUT MILAGRO: For more than 29 years, Milagro has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community. In addition to its national tours, Milagro provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. For more information about Milagro, visit or call 503-236-7253.

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