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Café con Leche: Aquí
July 4, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Throughout the month of July, Assemble’s gallery will showcase Aquí, an exhibition of works created by Latino artists based in Pittsburgh. The show is curated by Maritza Mosquera: “Aquí is an exhibition of works that exude place, belonging and strength of vision. My hope is that the works speak to us in many different forms and that during this exhibition we place a focus on the existence of a strong Latino visual arts community here in Pittsburgh.”
About Café Con Leche: Café Con Leche connects the Pittsburgh Latino community, promotes Latino culture in Pittsburgh and creates a space for dialogue and creative problem solving. The name, Café con Leche (coffee with milk in Spanish) refers to the Puerto Rican tradition of serving coffee to household guests.
Café con Leche does this in three ways – hosting community based Latin pop-events, producing a Pittsburgh based Latino webseries, and providing consulting services for companies, agencies and non-profit organizations who employ, serve or sell products to Latinos.
Envision Pittsburgh as a place where cultural diversity is cultivated and celebrated. As Pittsburgh grows, neighborhood and workplace demographics are changing. In order for Pittsburgh to attract and maintain a diverse population it must truly be the most livable city for everyone. Café Con Leche intentionally uses culture to build community and create connections, working to make Pittsburgh an equitable city for all.
Check back soon for updates on events occurring at Assemble throughout the month of July!