When you come to check out one of the shows in this year's festival, you'll notice some pretty great art work on the walls in the upstairs lobby. The Chicago-based collective Pintoras Mexicanas created all of the art on display. The group exhibited in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico this past March 2012 as a collective group with over 40 artists from as far as Italy, France, Canada as well as the United States. Currently they are in the stages of planning an exhibit in Mexico City 2013.
The women residing in Chicago exhibit collectively to bring awareness to the Mexican culture. “We believe in educating through the arts. Our main goal is to bring awareness about our culture. In today’s society our young generation is losing our language and unfortunately our traditions follow slowly as well. Through our art we hope to empower, educate and communicate.”
If you are looking for artwork for your home or office, all of the artwork is for sale.
We're also having an Opening Reception with Pintoras Mexicanas: Saturday, July 14, 6pm to 7pm (the play starts at 7:30pm) with cash bar, 2nd floor Greenhouse Theater. Opening reception is free for the public during above hour. Anyone there for the art can also purchase a discounted ticket for that night's performance (Freud Skating on Thin Ice by Sabina Berman, Directed by Henry Godinez) for $10 with the code "pintoras".