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A Window into Latino Art

A Window into Latino Art Online

[For All Ages] Join us for a discussion with Latino artists Roxanna Melendez and Alexis Mendoza moderated by Upstate Gallery owner Laudelina Martinez. Artwork will be presented throughout the session.  Laudelina Martinez, owner of the Martinez Gallery,  will explore Themes in Latino Art for National Hispanic Heritage Month.


Artist Bio: Roxanna Melendez

Roxanna Melendez is a visual artist, who often uses Caribbean themes in her paintings.  Born in Puerto Rico, she graduated with an MSW from Columbia University and studied art at Hunter College and at The Arts Students League. Melendez has exhibited in Long Island, New York City, Woodstock, and the Capital District.  Her bold paintings depict real life events within a personal symbolism.  Melendez explores her cultural roots and her life in New York City through paintings with strong figurative and narrative elements.

Artist Bio: Alexis Mendoza

Since arriving in New York City from Cuba in the mid 1990s, Alexis Mendoza has carved a path as a painter, art writer, and independent curator.  He trained as a conservator and graduated from college in Havana. He exhibits in museums and galleries worldwide; has written several books, and has organized exhibitions. 

Our Facilitator: Laudelina Martinez

Laudelina Martinez is the founder and owner of Martinez Gallery in Troy, NY, established in 2001. Martinez has curated more than 90 exhibitions for the Gallery and other venues, and is an active advocate for the arts.


Thursday, September 17, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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