THE ARTS AT ALEF 2017
The arts can be agents for social change uniting communities across social, economic, cultural, and historical divides. Art has the power to address pressing social and environmental issues and inspire reflection. Through diverse artistic disciplines and creative forms we can broaden perspectives, foster community engagement and deepen understanding of the arts as a vehicle of positive change. The Americas for Conservation + the Arts is committed to arts programming that examines social and cultural identity, poverty and ecological topics.
The visual artists participating in the annual Americas Latino Eco Festival (ALEF) share the common thread of creating work that focuses on social and ecological commentary. These artists often embrace a satirical approach. Historically, social commentary in the arts has had the most impact and reach through the print medium and by creating a dialogue with the printed word in the illustrated book. The Festival’s main art exhibitions often feature printmaking, painting, collage and photography. These make a most attractive alliance between the visual and verbal worlds.
We invite you to preview this year's five art exhibits and participating artists.