URBANO ENCOUNTERS: A Retrospective Exhibition
Thursday, September 21 | 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  
@Urbano Project, 29 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  
Co-curated by Colombian-born curator/artist Julián Serna and Urbano's Founder and Artistic Director, Stella Aguirre McGregor, this exhibition features various socially-engaged projects that have taken place at Urbano, including artworks of Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes, Lina Maria Giraldo, Salvador Jimenez Flores, Nora Valdez, Darren A. Cole, among other artists. 

Resilient Current
September 9-October 21
Reception | September 22 | 4:30-7:00pm
Printmaking Workshop | October 21 | 3:00-4:30pm

99 Albany St., Boston 02111 | bcnc.net/pao | 617.635.5129
Boston Aritist-in-Resident Salvador Jiménez-Flores & Josiah Quincy Elementary School students

Resilient Current is a printmaking installation that embraces the past and present immigrant communities that have transformed Chinatown. I like to think of kindness and generosity as a characteristic of emphasis for this project and as a way to speak against hatred, misogyny, and xenophobia. Through this art project, we want to embrace the diverse groups that have been part of the Chinatown community and provide hope, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for all immigrants, and most importantly, emphasize that we are all free, capable, and equal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:30pm

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cultivate is a curated group show that uses food as a lens to examine cultural history, social equity, and the effects of globalization on communities. Food – how it is produced, the environmental conditions that make it sustainable, how it is consumed, the cultural practices related to it – has been the subject of art for centuries. From Northern Renaissance still life paintings, to Pop Art social metaphor, to contemporary relational aesthetics that spur social interaction, food remains an important subject of expression. The artists presented in Cultivate have chosen as their subjects elements that relate to all of these, while challenging viewers to consider our present relationship with what we consume as the fulcrum for our future relationships with one another, and with the environment.

Ass Grass or Gas
September 9 - October 21st

Tiger Strike Astroid
319 N Albany

Sparked by an interest in vanning culture, curators Josue Pellot and  Robin Dluzen explore the aesthetics of the sub-culture with this exhibition that encompasses wider ideas about taste, the vernacular, and the psychedelic. In the gallery, Josue Pellot, Robin Dluzen, Margaret Crowley, Salvador Dominguez, Salvador Jimenez-Flores, Jourdon Gullett, Chantal Johnson and Omar Velazquez contribute works that reference customization, the vintage forms and patterns of a particular eraof American-made vans, and the free-wheeling spirit that comes with complete immersion into a world with an alternate set of norms, values and attitudes.