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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.

 
 
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Carrying Coca: 1500 Years of Andean Chuspas

This exhibit centers around the woven bags used to carry coca leaves in Peru for over 1500 years called chuspas. An array of intricate bags will be on display– some older than 1000 years created in the Pre-Hispanic period. The cultural and social meanings that revolve around coca leaves is also explored in the exhibit. Coca leaves have been used for centuries to suppress hunger, alleviate altitude sickness and for cultural ceremonies.The exhibit will be on view until August 3rd. There is a $5 entrance fee for students, $7 regular admission and admission is free Thursdays after 5pm.

Focus Gallery at Bard College
18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024

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Peru Art Show

Four successful Peruvian artists Jose Luis Cattanza, Toto Fernandez Ampuero, Flavia Melendez and Jairo Robinson will be having a group exhibition that is part of LICArts Open Studios– Queens’ largest art festival that that begins May 14th through the 18th. You can access their festival guide here. The reception is Wednesday, May 14th at 8pm, and there will be Peruvian food, drinks, music and dance!

Evandro Tech Motors
10-01 45th Ave (Entrance on Vernon Blvd)
Long Island City, NY
 

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Shie Moreno: Sights, Sounds, and Spirits

Saturday May 17th, a reception for artist Shie Moreno’s exhibit Sights, Sounds and Spirits will take place from 7 to 10pm at No Romance Galleries in Tribeca. His fantastic paintings will be shown along with sculpture and music that aim to reflect his Afro-Cuban ancestry and his particular expression of his artistic journey.

No Romance Galleries
355 Broadway
TriBeCa, New York