lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

Nosotros, Los Otros / We, The Others

The Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Art Exhibition: “Nosotros, Los Otros/ We, The Others” Will feature the work of the Chicago-based Nicaraguan artist Carlos Barberena with St. Louis based-African American artist Seitu Smith. Their works connect with the nation's multicultural heritage and address the social, economic and political obstacles faced by "the others".

Nosotros LosOtros / We The Others

Opening: Friday, November 18th 6:00PM - 9:00PM.
Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group,
2700 N. 14th Street, St Louis, MO. 63106.
Gallery Talk with the Artists, Sat. November 19, 1:00PM.

Exhibit runs from November 18th through December 11th, 2011.

sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2011

Immoral Reality

PROSPECTUS Art Gallery Presents:


 A two-man exhibition by two Nicaraguan artists. 

 Carlos Barberena - César Barberena 

 Opening reception: Saturday, November 12th from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.

November 12th, 2011 through January 14th, 2012 

  novus ordo seclorum 
"Novus Ordo Seclorum" Linocut by Carlos Barberena. 2011.

 Chicago, Illinois - Prospectus Art Gallery is pleased on presenting a comprehensive exhibition called “IMMORAL REALITY” by two Nicaraguan artists. 

Carlos Barberena’s work was selected to represent Nicaragua in the XIII Art Salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at Ibero-American Printmaking at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC. The V Biennial of Caribbean with the Umbrellas Project and in the III Body Art Conference in Venezuela. He also has created many installations in public spaces in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Venezuela. 

César Barberena is a visual artist from Granada, Nicaragua based in Maryland. He attended the school of fine Arts, Granada, the National school of Art, Managua, Nicaragua. He has exhibited in the Washington metropolitan area since 1990. His works are included in many private and public collections. Please join us for the grand reception at Prospectus in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. 

Your presence will strengthen the local development of the arts in times like the present. 

Free admission. Parking will be available. 

PROSPECTUS ART GALLERY 1210 West 18th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608 / 
(312) 733-6132, Contact: Israel Hernandez.

lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

Lustful Appetite

Lustful Appetite 
An Exhibit by Carlos Barberena 

1) Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday November 11, 6-10PM Chicago, IL 

2) Printmaking Demo: 8pm - 10pm Watch printmaking demo or print your own; 
Proceeds of these prints to be donated to HumanThread! 

3) OneWorld Speaker Series: 7pm -8pm (starts promptly at 7pm) 
The Perils of Monsanto, the Pitfalls of the Market: Fair Trade Coffee Producers in the Global System Speaker: Molly Doane, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, UIC. 

Opening Reception: Friday November 11, 6-10PM Chicago, IL

—The HumanThread Center in Pilsen’s Chicago Arts District, joined by artist Carlos Barberena, generates a magnetic presence during November with the next exhibition in its thought-provoking series. Celebrating a culture of peace, HumanThread expresses Chicago’s creative culture by curating monthly exhibitions that discuss issues of cultural identity and social importance. 

Lustful Appetite, which runs November 4-29, is a provocative collection of linoleum cuts that confront social and ecological injustices triggered by the rampant voracity and fraudulent schemes of governments and corporations. Barberena draws inspiration from the masters and employs a re-conceptualization of their familiar imagery to communicate the lethal sins committed by these institutions and entities. Lustful Appetite is an unabashed and necessary commentary that’s raising awareness of the dissolute and licentious practices committed globally. 

 The opening reception is November 11 from 6-10PM in association with The Chicago Arts Districts 2nd Friday Gallery Night. Barberena will be present to discuss his work and highlights the reception with an engaging printmaking demonstration that will produce an edition of small prints to acquire. 

The exhibition is open by appointment November 4-29. 

 Carlos Barberena is a self-taught artist from Nicaragua who works in a variety of media. He has exhibited in numerous arts festivals and biennales as well as museums and galleries throughout North and South America and Europe. 

HumanThread is a non-profit organization, seeking to popularize a Culture of Peace through educational, artistic and cultural programs and events focused on youth. 

The HumanThread Center: 645 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 
Website: Phone: 312.243.9423 Email: 

Curators: Scott Renfro ( and Allison Meyer (

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

La Calaca Press at Expressions Graphics

Expressions Graphics is pleased on presenting:
La Calaca Press International Print Exchange
151 Printmakers / 20 Countries
Saturday November 5th, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Exhibit runs from November 5th through November 29th, 2011
Calacas at Expressions Graphics
La Calaca Press Iternational Print Exchange is a traveling exhibition and print exchange organized by Carlos Barberena - a nicaraguan printmaker based in Chicago - The main idea of this Project is promote printmaking and create connections with printmakers around the World.

 In this project are participating 151 printmakers with 150 works from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Africa, Spain and the United States.

  ...“The strength of this show lies not only in the quality of its prints, but also in the diversity of printmaking techniques. Fine woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, mezzotints, screenprints, and even a solar plate print are notable." Nancy Moyer, Professor Emerita of Art from UTPA, is an art critic for The Monitor. She may be reached at

Special thanks to Expressions Graphics, Fundación Casa de los Tres Mundos and the Art House Studios. more information at: