Fuse Me. Us Latino Women, An Event About Identity.

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FUSE ME Is an arts showcase featuring Latina artists celebrating individuality, their becoming identities as they challenge clichés and cultural conventions. The artists’ work will express both the success and failure of integration with the Latino community, Portland metropolitan area, and the United States. The event offers local art, poetry, music, a workshop exploring identity as well as a panel discussion featuring Latina leaders and their personal experiences of cultural integration and misfires.The evening event closes with a social featuring a DJ set by Coast2c. Bites of love will be provided by La Bonita Restaurant.

---- This event is free, register at TinyUrl.com/fuseme11. FUSE ME is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council in collaboration with Fusionarte. ----

FUSE ME Program Set Times:

6:00 pm – Doors open
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm – Bites, music and drinks
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion. Moderator Ivonne Saed with panelists Jessica Lagunas, Gisella Contreras, Carina Guzman, and Araceli Ortiz.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Workshop: “Aqui entre nos” with Nelda Reyes, a theatrical reading and guided discussion about women’s empowerment and identity.
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Music: Trovas with Edna Vazquez
9:30 pm – 9:45 pm – Poetry: Luna Flores
9:45 pm - 10:00 pm – Words by visual artists Julieth Maya, ElizabethLeon and Myriam Marcela
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm – pm Performance Art: Pochas Radicales.
10:30pm - 12:00 pm – Bites, drinks and DJ set

Featured Artists and Panel: A diverse group of Latina artists have been selected to showcase their work. The artists featured are both established artists with a longstanding careers, as well as emerging artists who are developing their voice and presence. Artists featured are: theatre performer Nelda Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico); painter and collage artist Julieth Maya Mayacraftroom (Medellin, Colombia); photographer Elizabeth Leon (Mexico City, Mexico), poet Luna Flores (Mexico City, Mexico); performers Blanca Stacey Villalobos (Beaumont, California) and Kenia Perez Correa (Reno, Nevada) who make up the duo Pochas Radicales (pochasradicales.tumblr.com) ; fashion designer Myriam Marcela (Monterrey, Mexico. www.myriammarcela.com); chanteuse Edna Vazquez (Colima, Mexico. www.ednavazquez.com).

The panel will be moderated by writer and photographer Ivonne Saed (Triple cronica de un nombre, saedgraphic.com). She will lead the discussion with a group of panelist comprised of artists, leaders and community members. Panelists include: student leader and dancer Carina Guzman (Bogota, Colombia); Zumba instructor Gisella Contreras (Hood River, Oregon), financial aid director Araceli Ortiz (Michoacan, Mexico); and cultural arts producer Jessica Lagunas (Toluca, Mexico).
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