Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz, will be showing a collection of her portraits of community members from her several public art projects centered on the theme of immigration at South Philly Barbacoa, 1140 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Monday, June 3, 2019
Come see the portraits, eat food prepared by South Philly Barbacoa [@barbacoachef], and listen to the music from multi-genre artist Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela [@marissa_jv] who will DJ a range of Latinx sounds including a couple of tracks from her album, No Otro Lado, that posits that the U.S. and Mexico are essentially one country with a so-called border that is used to justify oppression.
Statement from Ortiz: It is important to me to show my work in all spaces — galleries, museums, and especially in community neighborhood spaces. This exhibit will be in my hood on 9th and Ellsworth in the 9th Street Market. This gathering also marks my 20 years as an artist working with communities around the world!
SPECIAL SCREENING of “Las Madres de Berks”
The reception will be followed by a screening of the "Las Madres de Berks" documentary by Michelle Angela Ortiz that will begin at 7pm followed by a talkback with Ortiz and members of the Shut Down Berks Coalition.
South Philly Barbacoa is the acclaimed restaurant of chef Cristina Martinez, of Capulhuac MX, specializing in lamb barbacoa, pancita, and consome. The restaurant is open Saturdays and Sundays at 5am, and Mondays at 8am. The restaurant is proud to be a collaborator in community spaces and organizes with the People's Suppers.