FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2019
City Hall to
Present Third Art Exhibition of 2019
on Saturday, July 6
KINGSTON, NY –
Mayor Steve Noble and the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the third City Hall
art exhibition of the year, En Camino: Destination Forward.
Mexican-American artist Alexandro "Alekz" Pacheco debuts an
exhibition of photography that focuses on his family's journey as immigrants in
the United States. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 6, from
3:00-5:00pm on the ground level at City Hall. The opening reception
is free and open to the public and coincides with First Saturday events. Light
refreshments will be provided. En Camino: Destination Forward will be on display at City Hall’s galley space until
September 27, 2019.
Destination Forward is one of three Kingston-based exhibitions launching as a part
of The Spaces Between: Exploring Our Physical and Cultural Borders.
The Spaces Between is an ambitious project developed by the Arts
Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program, Latinx Project, Reher Center for Immigrant
Culture and History, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, and the City of Kingston. The
three-pronged exhibit seeks to explore the social spaces of marginalized
cultures in American society. The Reher Center, LGBTQ Center, and City Hall
will each host one of the three exhibitions, along with a
variety of events to encourage conversation around immigration, identity, and
“We are honored to have this
important body of work displayed at City Hall, and pleased that this exhibit
will also be part of a larger exhibition across the City of Kingston,” said
Mayor Noble. “I hope this exhibit will open up dialogue for conversations about
belonging and inclusiveness that will be valuable to our community.”
“We’re delighted to partner
with Arts Mid-Hudson and the Latinx Project to bring this exciting, multi-site
exhibition to City Hall’s gallery,” said Adrielle Farr, the Director of Art
& Cultural Affairs.
Alexandro “Alekz” Pacheco is a Mexican-American
photographer, born and raised in Kingston, NY. Pacheco holds a BFA from the
State University of New York at New Paltz. His most recent show Mírame:
El Primer Capítulo exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in May of
2018. Pacheco’s work often addresses his past struggles with self-acceptance
within his traditional Mexican upbringing. Pacheco cites photographers Olivia
Bee and Nadia Sablin as two of his main sources of inspiration.
Exhibitions at City Hall are made possible through the collaboration of Arts
Mid-Hudson, the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs, the Midtown Arts
District, and The Kingston Arts Commission. To learn more about past and future
exhibitions at City Hall, please visit https://www.kingston-ny.gov/exhibitions
more info and updates on The Spaces Between events including workshops,
performances, open-mics, please visit the Latinx Facebook page.