Art Exhibit: “The Melting Pot”

July 10, 2010 § 1 Comment

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 18, 1:00 ~ 5:00 pm, Passaic Public Library, 195 Gregory Ave, Passaic, NJ.  This event is free and open to the public.

Jose Rodeiro / "Egyptian Bodegon"

The U.S. has long been called “The Great Melting Pot”. We’re a cocktail of ancestries and genetics, continually mixed and re-mixed. We’re a land of hard workers and spirited dreamers; a multi-cultured, multi-colored bouquet designed to thrive in the same garden.

The “Melting Pot” exhibit, under the curation of Nelson Alvarez, sponsored by La Ruche Art in collaboration with the Manos a la Ayuda Foundation and hosted by the Passaic Public Library, will feature the work of artists honoring the bonds and diverse cultural backgrounds that create the rich tapestry of our country.

Unique to this exhibit, each artist has also prepared an essay on what “Melting Pot” means to them personally, and how it is expressed in their work. I have no doubt the artists’ words will be just as intriguing and thought-provoking as their visual interpretations.

For a tease of what will be shown, I’m including works below from just a few of the exhibiting artists (Dr. Jose Rodeiro, Patricia Saxton and Bonita Norman).

Jose Rodeiro / "Els Quatre Gats"

Bonita Norman / "Forest"

Patricia Saxton / "Pencil Points 1"


§ One Response to Art Exhibit: “The Melting Pot”

  • Jose Rodeiro says:


    Your “Melting Pot” imagery looks beautiful! And, as always, your prose (including this new entry regarding the Melting Pot Show) is both exceptional and fun to read. Great job, and thanks for displaying my two images.



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