November 2016- CALACA's "Beyond the Script"

The MonOrchid and Shade Projects are proud to collaborate with CALACA to present Beyond the Script. The Beyond the Script exhibition was curated by Marco Albarran and this exhibition opportunity was graciously given to us by the MonOrchid and Shade Projects Curatior, Nicole Royse. Sometimes we are bound to strict rules and norms in creating a piece or a series of pieces, and in many times we choose to move away from those expected norms when creating. This exhibition will bring a group of artists that have chosen to get away from the rules and bring unexpected realities, and in-depth strengths for symbolic meanings. With no doubt, the artists represented here, will leave a mark on dimensional thinking. The artists featured in Beyond the Script are Jose Benavides, Ashley Macias, and Marco Albarran.

CALACA promotes mutual cultural experiences that are developed from layers of tradition, history and social norms. Founded in 2003 for the encouragement of community participation in developing art initiatives for preservation and promotion of Latino(a) and Indigenous Cultural Arts. CALACA embraces community involvement, partnerships and collaborations among small and large cultural organizations and institutions. CALACA’s mission is to “Preserve and promote Latino and Indigenous cultural arts with the purpose of promoting the cultural arts through community arts Initiatives.

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception for Beyond the Script on First Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday, November 18th, 2016 from 6-9pm. Beyond the Script will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid until November 26th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at monorchid.com and please direct all exhibition inquiries to Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.

For additional information about this exhibition or other events at MonOrchid contact Nicole Royse, Curator of Shade Projects @themonoOrchid email: nicoleroyse@gmail.com phone: (602) 810-3449. For information about CALACA you can contact us at info@calaca.org or visit www.calaca.org.