Fabrizio Bianchi, one of the creators of The ArtsCenter exhibit “De Colores,” imagines group art exhibits as collaborative musical performances.
“De Colores,” which opened on Aug. 26 and ran through Sept. 26 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, featured the works of five local Latino artists — Bianchi, Itala Flores, Anthony Garza, Natalia Lopez and Erik Valera.
“It's like a music album," Bianchi said. "And each song is coming from a different group or it's from a different country. When you put them together, you can still listen to it and still feel like it's one large performance."
The exhibit contained several mediums ranging from photography to clothing made of recycled materials. Each artist was able to showcase their individual style.
The Diamante Arts Leadership Institute, based in Raleigh, was the first organization to group together the collection this past summer. The creators and their art have been in conversation with each other ever since.
“They let the pieces speak to each other and have these really cool moments where some of the colors and textures from the pieces play with each other,” Caroline Haller, gallery coordinator at TheArtsCenter, said.
She said that TheArtsCenter’s new gallery space allows the community to experience art in numerous ways, whether that is through art classes or group exhibits such as “De Colores.”
According to Haller, it was significant for The ArtsCenter to get to showcase the diversity of artists in North Carolina with such a lively exhibit. “De Colores” is the first art exhibit at TheArtsCenter’s new location and paves the way for future projects, she said.
Haller gave an example of a buyer’s experience purchasing a painting from the exhibit that depicted a mariachi band based in the Triangle.