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Expressiones is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community with quality artistic programming.
We celebrate diversity by inspiring the community to immerse themselves in the music, art, and customs of our multicultural population.

Expressiones main program is ArtVenture, which provides culturally competency, relevant and unique experiences, bilingual arts and educational programming for children in New London Public Schools, and in after-school sessions in New London. This program serves to bridge cultural gaps between the diverse communities in the area and to provide arts and other educational programs for children in New London, including a large and growing population from low income families.

The population served includes among all of them the underserved Latino or Hispanic children in New London. We use the Artists-in- Residence recruited by Expressiones from Latin-America and other professionals.

Expressiones is committed to providing a safe environment which addresses the needs, expands the abilities, and encourages aspirations of the people of Southeastern Connecticut by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The two primary goals are:
(1) to increase the cultural competency and awareness of low- income children and families, including the growing Latino population, and
(2) to introduce the non-Latino population to the richness of Latin American arts and culture.

In 2017-2018, Expressiones Artists-in-Residence worked with K-12 students in New London Public Schools through collaborations with different classroom teachers. Over 50% of students are Hispanic, and 78.8% qualify for free or reduced priced meals. 28.7% of the district's students come from homes where English is not the primary language.

The overarching goal of our program is to support community engagement, providing an intensive, hands-on in art, science, history, geography, and math curriculum that emphasizes discovery, critical thinking and problem solving.

The residency programs offer resources to artists and provide opportunities for our diverse community to strengthen their ability to pursue lifelong learning.



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The Social Academy is designed to help children and families to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, As you know, this pandemic has produced a significant global financial disruption with an unpredictable duration and impact. The effects in our country have been sudden, staggering, and for many families and businesses, devastating. In recent weeks, we echo the sentiments expressed by our community, and Expressiones has redesigned their projects to engage students and their families remotely.

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  •  11/18/2022 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Art Opening and Artist Talk November 18th, 6-8 PM. Sisyphus A selection of new works Expressiones Artists in Residence Federico Rosa, AIR from Honduras Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch Sisyphus, an exhibition made during his stay in New London as part of his artist-in-residence experience. The title of this exhibition – is a reference to the Greek myth of Sisyphus – the tale of a king who, for cheating death, enraged the gods so much that Hades punished him by condemning Sisyphus to push a boulder up a mountain only for it to roll back down again, for all eternity. “Sisyphean” has invaded our language as an idiom for a difficult, yet pointless task. Albert Camus, the French existentialist, used the myth as a metaphor for our human predicament: if our existence is meaningless, thus futile, how do we make sense of it? This is our choice, according to Camus, and not our dilemma; at the end of his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”, he states that we must imagine Sisyphus happy. . About the exhibit These new works reveal a thorough understanding achieved through processes of experimentation of the materials at hand, consisting of multiple superimposed layers, where the effect of a gradual, haphazard palimpsest starts to become a much more considered, intentional layering and removing of paint, cutting, and placing in a rigorous fashion, with obvious nods to minimalism, neo expressionism, and of course, dada and surrealism. The availability of all these languages places the artist within a cacophony of sources, with which he engages in a thorough dialogue with the practices that have come before him, including the works of artists who have switched multiple languages simultaneously. About the artist Federico got his Bachelor of Arts at The City and Guilds of London Art School, and his Master of Arts (Fine Art: Sculpture) at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London. He is a multifaceted artist with a wide range of solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, Austria, the United States and his native Honduras. He has also held diplomatic posts representing his country abroad and has been a columnist for several publications.

  •  7/2/2022 06:00 PM - 7/30/2022 08:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, EE. UU.

Expressions is excited to launch Chilean artist Carlos Biernnay's first solo show in New London. The exhibition entitled El Proyecto del Pez / the fish project is an accumulation of works made as part of his experience as an artist in residence at Expressions as well as long accumulated works now brought together in an installation that is a self-biographical reflection of the artist. A work in progress that has no determined end yet, it will continue to live and grow even after this exhibition. About this exhibition: El Proyecto del Pez puts many techniques together masterfully united by Carlos' imagination giving life to characters. This installation is composed of more than one hundred and fifty quilt pieces, joined, colored, designed to provide the viewer with a unique experience. Guido Garaycochea-curator. “I believe in the cathartic power of storytelling and art making which provides an opportunity to share perspectives with people of diverse backgrounds. A theme in my art is absurdity, caused by a constant awareness of the socio-political conditions and attitudes of humankind. This project is a response to the fragmentation and polarization we are experiencing because of the double Pandemic of socio-political tensions and the current health crisis. Proyecto del Pez encourages participants to be rigorously aware, always observing, searching for beauty, kindness, the struggles of good and band, justice, bias, joy, pain and realizing gratitude and realization of the fragility of our environment, our blessings, relationships and that we are stewards of our planet, our community and ourselves”. Carlos Biernnay The exhibition will be open to the public by appointment until July 30. Guided tours by the artist can be arranged in advance. email: dirctor@expressiones.org

  •  3/18/2022 05:00 PM - 4/2/2022 02:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, EE. UU.

This collaborative project was born from the imagination of one of the current artists in residence at Expressions, Ramon Ostolaza. Expressiones has invited various artists, with diverse artistic practices to intervene these objects created by Ramon. Each artist received a small-sized object that Ramon called Mostroks. The artist tells us that the Mostroks appeared with the intention of bringing the traditions of different cultures to a public that is increasingly moving away from the stories and traditions that have shaped humanity. Through collective artists recreated a new and updated vision. The intervened pieces will be exhibited at Expressions on a date yet to be announced in which the artists will be able to tell us about their experiences during the process. Participant Artists: Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli, Lucrecia Novoa, Yujuan Zhai Patnode (Juner), Xanda McCagg, Mattias Lundblad, Iliana Scheggia, R. Douglass Rice, Kim Abraham, Ramon Ostolaza,

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  •  2/7/2020 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

A Form that Resembles Join us this Friday, February 7th @ 6:00 PM Maria Colombo Art Opening Reception for her Solo Show at Expressiones: "A Form that Resembles." Maria is a conceptual artist whose sculptures, and installations challenge the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience. Her work absorbs the tradition of the art of memory and is embedded into her daily practice. This personal follow-up and the rebirth of a past tradition are important as an act of meditation that is the core of her work. Guido Garaycochea Expressiones

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  •  5/31/2019 06:00 PM - 5/31/2019 08:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Expressiones is very proud to invite you to an art opening by the current artist in residence from Honduras, Andres Mejia. He is the first artist to come to US as part of a partnership between Expressiones and Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana. (IHCI). Join us on Friday, May 31 from 6 to 8 pm.

  •  2/16/2019 05:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

“AD ASTRA” by Juan Carlos Fernandez Artist in residence from Tegucigalpa - Honduras November 30 - February 16

As you know, this pandemic has produced a significant global financial disruption with an unpredictable duration and impact. The effects in our country have been sudden, staggering, and for many families and businesses, devastating. In recent weeks, we echo the sentiments expressed by our community, and Expressiones has redesigned their projects to engage students and their families remotely.

Guido Garaycochea

How to make Sock Puppets.

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Maria Colombo

Optical Illusion.

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Ramon Ostolaza

Mask making. Tiger mask

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Juan Balaguer

Create a magazine cover.

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Juan Carlos Fernandez

Painting.

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Lucrecia Novoa

Mix Media. COMING SOON

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Carlos Lamothe

Mix Media, Collage. COMING SOON

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Xanda McCagg

Painting. COMING SOON

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Sikiu Miller

Mix Media/Ceramic. Coming soon

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Sebastian Portillo

Photograph. Coming soon

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Lee Toth

Cooking. COMING SOON

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  • 84 Bank Street, New London, CT, United States

 New London Harbor School students have had the incredible experience with working with visiting artists from Central and South America through the local cultural arts center, Expressiones, for the past few years. These visiting artists have allowed students to make connections to new cultures, classroom curriculum and their fellow peers in the art room. By the end of the visit, Harbor students have a new respect for the art making process of creating, reflecting and presenting their work. Harbor School looks forward to working with new visiting artists, as their knowledge, talent and dedication have such a positive influence on our students. 

Rachel Schlachter
Rachel SchlachterArt Teacher at Harbor School

 The chi ldren from The Center: A Drop-In Community Learning and Resource Center, Inc. have greatly befitted from their experiences with the artists from Expressiones. The children have come to learn and value that Art is a process and not just the product. They have gained a wealth of knowledge; about different forms of art, the materials that an artist uses, the different types of art mediums, what are the elements of art and different styles of art. What impressed and touch me the most was the diversity of the artist. Artist from all over the world. Many of the children worked with artists who spoke their native tongues and shared art from their countries. Math and Art went hand in hand when our children designed their own chess board and chess pieces. Over the years, Expression es has brought our children to the local Florence Griswold Museum and The Museum in New York City. During the Summer, weekly visit to their art gallery was something the children looked forward to. Two different groups were involved, and their visits were culminated with an art show. During the school year weekly visit continue for our school-age children. In addition to their "master pieces" displayed in the center, the families enjoy having the children's personal art work displayed in their homes. 

Alex Waid
Alex WaidAlex Waid (Parent)

 The children from The Center: A Drop-In Community Learning and Resource Center, Inc. have greatly befitted from their experiences with the artists from Expressiones. The children have come to learn and value that Art is a process and not just the product. They have gained a wealth of knowledge; about different forms of art, the materials that an artist uses, the different types of art mediums, what are the elements of art and different styles of art. What impressed and touch me the most was the diversity of the artist. Artist from all over the world. Many of the children worked with artists who spoke their native tongues and shared art from their countries. Math and Art went hand in hand when our children designed their own chess board and chess pieces. Over the years, Expression es has brought our children to the local Florence Griswold Museum and The Museum in New York City. During the Summer, weekly visit to their art gallery was something the children looked forward to. Two different groups were involved, and their visits were culminated with an art show. During the school year weekly visit continue for our school-age children. In addition to their "master pieces" displayed in the center, the families enjoy having the children's personal art work displayed in their homes. 

Reona Dyess
Reona DyessExecutive Director at Drop in Learning Center
Expressiones and Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana

Expressiones and Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana

Sikiu Perez at the XXVI Central American & Caribbean Biennial. Tegucigalpa - Honduras. July, 2018

Sikiu Perez, Expressiones first exchange artist from New London, speaking at an event at the Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana. She helped curate painters for the 26th Biennale. She also held a marketing conference about giving artists and institutions tools on how to promote and sell their artwork in the United states.

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IHCI Art Biennial 2022

IHCI Art Biennial 2022

Artist Kim Abraham, representative of Expressions Cultural Center at the 27th Biennial of Painting, gave a talk yesterday to the public that attended the MIN auditorium. During her lecture, Abraham spoke about her work as a painter and gallery owner in the American community of New London, Connecticut.

Honoring our alliance with the Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Iberoamerican known by IHCI, Expressiones has once again sent a representative to serve as a juror in this very important event for the visual arts in this Central American country.


Expressiones is very pleased to be represented by Kim Abraham, a local artist of trajectory and an important part of our local landscape in New London. Kim, along with her husband Mattias have been part of several events, talks and presentations for the artistic community of Tegucigalpa and for the local public.

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  •  11/18/2022 06:00 PM - 11/18/2022 08:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch Sisyphus, an exhibition made during his stay in New London as part of his artist-in-residence experience. The title of this exhibition – is a reference to the Greek myth of Sisyphus – the tale of a king who, for cheating death, enraged the gods so much that Hades punished him by condemning Sisyphus to push a boulder up a mountain only for it to roll back down again, for all eternity. “Sisyphean” has invaded our language as an idiom for a difficult, yet pointless task. Albert Camus, the French existentialist, used the myth as a metaphor for our human predicament: if our existence is meaningless, thus futile, how do we make sense of it? This is our choice, according to Camus, and not our dilemma; at the end of his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”, he states that we must imagine Sisyphus happy.

  •  9/9/2022 06:00 PM
  •   32 Water St Stonington, CT 06378

In partnership with La Grua Center in Stonington, we are very pleased to highlight the talented Hispanic artists of Expressiones Cultural Center and the Hispanic Alliance during the months of September and October at La Grua Center. Come celebrate these talented artist from our region and beyond! Exhibit Opening Friday, September 9 from 5-7pm. Open to the public. Suggested donation $5. Gallery Hours are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons 1-4pm through October 30th. Other times available by appointment. Times are subject to change; please call ahead 860-535-2300.

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  •  7/2/2022 06:30 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

El Proyecto del Pez puts many techniques together masterfully united by Carlos' imagination giving life to characters. This installation is composed of more than one hundred and fifty quilt pieces, joined, colored, designed to provide the viewer with a unique experience. Guido Garaycochea-curator. “I believe in the cathartic power of storytelling and art making which provides an opportunity to share perspectives with people of diverse backgrounds. A theme in my art is absurdity, caused by a constant awareness of the socio-political conditions and attitudes of humankind. This project is a response to the fragmentation and polarization we are experiencing because of the double Pandemic of socio-political tensions and the current health crisis. Proyecto del Pez encourages participants to be rigorously aware, always observing, searching for beauty, kindness, the struggles of good and band, justice, bias, joy, pain and realizing gratitude and realization of the fragility of our environment, our blessings, relationships and that we are stewards of our planet, our community and ourselves”. Carlos Biernnay The exhibition will be open to the public by appointment until July 30. Guided tours by the artist can be arranged in advance. email: dirctor@expressiones.org

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  •  6/11/2022 10:30 AM - 6/11/2022 12:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Join us for a family workshop to celebrate Father's Day by making 2D and 3D cards! Saturday, June 11 @ 10:30 AM-12:00PM. This workshop is free - materials will be provided. Sign up at www.expressiones.com/events or send an email events@expressiones.org

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  •  5/28/2022 10:30 AM - 5/28/2022 12:30 PM
  •   84 Bank St, New London, CT, USA
  •  4/9/2022 05:00 PM - 4/9/2022 07:00 PM
  •   84 Bank St, New London, CT, USA

Art Opening and Artist Talk April 9th, 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run until Saturday, April 30 TRAILBRAZING Expressiones Artists in Residence Iliana Scheggia & Ramón Ostolaza Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch TRAILBRAZING an exhibition of two artists whose artistic practices and personal lives intersect in the same exhibition.

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  •  4/9/2022 10:30 AM - 4/9/2022 12:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, EE. UU.

Join us for last Saturday's Workshop led by Expressiones artists in Residence, Ramon Ostolaza and liana Scheggia. This is a family workshop to create habitats and animals using polyhedron! Create a series of characters based on regular polyhedrons. Create your platonic toys or geometric toys When: Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am Where: Expressiones, 84 Bank Street - New London This is a FREE workshop for families, registration is required. All material included.

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  •  3/19/2022 10:30 AM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA
  •  3/18/2022 05:00 PM - 3/18/2022 07:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA
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  •  3/5/2022 10:30 AM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, EE. UU.

Learn how to make kites! With basic materials and imagination! Yes, this Saturday, March 5th at 10:30 am! It is a workshop for families. Where: 84 Bank St. NL Free and materials will be provided. Please register at: events@expressiones.org

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  •  2/19/2022 10:30 AM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Registration required

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  •  2/5/2022 10:30 AM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA
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  •  12/18/2021 10:30 AM - 12/18/2021 12:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Join us this Saturday for a fun Family Workshop! During the class, we will look at and talk about photos, and why we photograph. We will also go out around town, photograph, and finally get together and talk about the photos. Bring your smart phone and if you don't have one, please let us know. Registration is mandatory.

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  •  12/11/2021 10:30 AM - 12/11/2021 12:30 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Let's celebrate this holidays Season by learning origami and making our own tree ornaments! This is a free workshop for families. Where: 84 Bank Street, New London When: Saturday, December 11. Time: 10:30 AM!

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  •  12/4/2021 10:30 AM - 12/4/2021 12:30 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Join the first Holiday workshops at Expressiones. This coming Saturday, December 4th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Create holiday cards with Guido Garaycochea.

  •  10/23/2021 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Expressiones is very proud to launch, once again, an exhibit by Honduran Artist in Residence Alberto Palma. His work, in constant evolution and transformation, emerges to surprise the viewer in all instances. It doesn’t evoke a tangible reality but a continuous question of the nature and origin of the idea, questioning those existential concepts behind the human being, deep in meaning as it would be in an extension of philosophy.

  • $45.00
  •  10/2/2021 03:00 PM - 10/2/2021 06:00 PM
  •   71 Silas Deane Road, Ledyard, CT, USA

"Every child deserves the opportunity to do well." Join us for this event. Live music, Art exhibit, Open Bar, and hors d'oeuvres. $45 per person.

  •  7/16/2021 06:00 PM
  •   300 State St, New London, CT, USA

“MicroMacro 2021” Expressiones is very proud to launch, once again, an exhibit by Peruvian Artist in Residence Ramon Ostoloza. His work, in constant evolution and transformation, emerges to surprise the viewer in all instances. It doesn’t evoke a tangible reality, but a constant question of the nature and origin of the idea, questioning those existential concepts behind the human being, deep in meaning as it would be in an extention of philosophy.

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  •  3/18/2021 05:30 PM
  • Online Event

BOOKMAKING AND PAPER ARTS. ARTIST FACILITATOR: Michelle Melo ADULTS

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  •  2/7/2020 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

“To deeply explore these objects, I need the stories and events of which they are part. Science fiction literature and all its appliances, poetry and sound are raised as references. But also, the history of art, the drawings of the first machines and the first inventors and their excitement about artifactual innovation. The coordinates play between plausibility and fiction allows me to immerse myself in the possibility of discovering the utopian universe of these objects, inventing their own archeology, their own geographical and historical context.” Maria Colombo Expressiones Artist in Residence

  • $18.00
  •  11/2/2019 06:00 PM - 11/2/2019 09:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

If you love great music, fine art, good wine, delicious food and great company, like the new artist in Residence from Uruguay: Adrian Meyer, you will definitely not want to miss our new Saturday Night at Expressiones on the Waterfront. Combine the fabulous music, art, culture, and fantastic food with an excellent location and view, and You've got the perfect evening out on the town in New London CT!

  • $25.00
  •  9/30/2019 06:00 PM
  •   27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355, USA

Fundraising event presenting The Motorcycle Diaries/Los Diarios de Motocicleta. Limited seating. Advanced tickets $25

  • $25.00
  •  8/17/2019 05:00 PM - 8/17/2019 06:30 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Learn how to use ink to create an ink watercolor piece for your home!

  • $20.00
  •  8/16/2019 11:00 AM - 8/16/2019 12:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

A Creative Workshop for Kids It’s back! A workshop for creative imaginations! Participants will learn how to use black ink to create their own unique watercolor piece for their home!

  •  5/31/2019 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Expressiones is very proud to invite you to an art opening by the current artist in residence from Honduras, Andres Mejia. He is the first artist to come to US as part of a partnership between Expressiones and Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana. (IHCI)

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  •  5/3/2019 07:00 PM - 5/3/2019 09:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

5th Annual Literary Art Series "InFusion: Where Literary Traditions Traverse" Featuring: Hartford Poet Laureate, Frederick-Douglass Knowles II & The Jeff Robinson Jazz Trio InFusion is a literary art series that amalgams the creative works of literature with visual and musical arts. The annual reading features distinguished artists from each genre. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Date: Friday May 3rd, 2019 Time: 7-9pm (30 min social begins at 7) Location: Expressiones Cultural Center, 84 Bank St., New London, CT Sponsored by: Three Rivers Community College Foundation TRCC Community Involvement Committee Expressiones Cultural Center

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  •  3/22/2019 06:00 PM
  •   84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA

Ramón Ostolaza’s Opening: "SPLIT" March 22, 2019

ARTVenture - Artist in Residence Program

Carlos Biernnay at Expressiones Cultural Center "El Proyecto del Pez" exhibition. June-July 2022.

As an artist one of the most important aspects of my practice is being in the dialogue with other artists. Doing a studio visits is an important way to connect, get to know others process, thinking and be inspired in my own work.


I arrived for my studio visit with Carlos Biernnay the current artist in residence at Experssiones, he greeted me at the door with his wonderful smile. Up the steep stairs to the apartment and studio -flooded with light and views of the New London harbor, occasional trains sounding their horns to my second encounter with his work.


Two things that caught my eye, made me curious and lead us into conversation: The materials, technique, and the sewing machines first.


The floor and walls are covered with sewn and hand stitched fabric, painted, layered with washes of paint and line drawing, handmade pieces each a work of art unto themselves; these elements are quilted together with a narrative steeped in history and his personal experiences. He incorporates hand embroidery and the wonderful sewing machines, techniques taught to him by his grandmother and mother, whom he saw “making “sewing, creating out of need when he was a young boy .


The second is the narrative. It struck me how sewing is often associated with making clothes but also how powerful this mode of expression can be in the artist hand; Iranian war rugs, the Quilts of G-bend, beaded Totems, sewn paintings , cut canvas and all the ways artists over time have use the medium of sewing.


Carlos work is deeply connected to both personal history and the history of his home country Chile as well as his experiences coming to America. As a fellow artist the technique resonates as does the narrative - the metaphors of how our life experiences although different impacts the work. We talked about many things not the least of beauty and the contrast of real life events current and past, cameras every where watching as did a government in his birth country, perceptions, and the impact of the media powerful tools of oppression and manipulation in the hands of the corrupt and how the materials show us how to “say” working with paint, drawing, and other materials with our hands , eyes and ears collaging expressions telling a story like putting words together. His pieces suggesting a dream or fairy tale narrative with deep meaning just below the surface installed wall to wall and to the floor.


Ramon Ostolaza (Lima, Peru) is an artist who mainly works with iconic historical strategies. By focusing on techniques and materials, Ostolaza considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to a utopic reality.

His current body of work presented at Expressiones is a fantastic collection of masks that bear strong oneiric dream-wise references. The possibility or the dream, the annulment of a (historically references to the Vikings) fixed identity as a constant focal point.

Ramon applies poetic and often metaphorical shapes and forms that result in the astonishment of the spectator, creating characters or settings that generate tranquil poetic masks that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature, high importance and bear witness to excellent craftsmanship. By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, he uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social and political issues. The work incorporates time as well as space – a fictional and experiential world that only emerges bit by bit.

His works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet; well-known tropes merge; meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role.

Christmas Card Workshop 2022

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February 7 @ 6 pm

A Form that Resembles

By Expressiones's Artist in Residence Maria Colombo from Argentina.

$50

Donation Amount

June 8, 2020


Dear Expressiones Community,

We hope you and your families are well.

We wish we never had to send this email.

Black Lives Matter

We want back the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade (Tallahassee, FL), Atatiana Jefferson (Fort Worth, TX), Tamir Rice (Cleveland, OH), Eric Gardner (Staten Island, NY), Michael Brown (Ferguson, MO), Pamela Turner (Baytown, TX), Marquise Jones (San Antonio, TX) and countless others whose lives have been taken due to police brutality and the effects of white supremacy. We wish that institutional racism, and the violence it gives rise to, had not caused their deaths. We need all Black members of our community to feel safe enough to move around their homes and cities without fear.

We are enraged by the blatant hatred and inhumane disregard by the police officers on May 25th for George Floyd’s life as he pleaded for breath. We wish that we didn’t have to try to find the words to explain all of this to our students, children, families, and friends.

We bear witness and mourn for the continued violence against yet another Black life, and we speak from the deepest impulses of our hearts to uplift Black Lives.

We stand with all who condemn racism and violence in all its forms, starting with the trafficking, torture, and enslavement of Africans some 400 years ago.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the racial inequities that are the result of a deeply entrenched racist and unjust system. Twice as many black children as white live in poverty and are, from the beginning, set up for a life of poor health and education, and few opportunities. This does not paint a picture of a democratic society.

We recognize that there is urgent work to do in our community to dismantle the denial that undergird pervasive racism.

We want to be part of the solution.

As a non-profit community-based arts organization Expressiones embraces the principles of equity and social justice.

We pledge to do more. We will act and be present, unequivocally in support of this movement. Through the arts we will raise our voice and our name where it matters.


In gratitude and solidarity,


Expressiones and all its Board of Directors

Timothy Fioravanti President

Lee Toth, Past- President

Guido Garaycochea, Vice-President & Founder

Naomi Otterness, Treasurer

Gay Clarkson, Secretary

Douglas Bjorn, Director

Reona Dyess, Director

Irene Koenig, Director

Margaret Bucaram, Director

Xanda McCagg, Director

Jose Garaycochea, Executive Director & Founder 


Expressiones is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community with quality artistic programming.
We celebrate diversity by inspiring the community to immerse themselves in the music, art, and customs of our multicultural population.



Expressiones_statement.pdf

Imagine a world where every child recognizes the sacredness of their humanity. And every family has enough to eat, and a place to call home, no matter the color of their skin or the zip code of their birth.

Imagine how much higher we could soar in our arts and sciences if we realized that ingenuity comes from all quarters, and we sought out hidden assets.

Imagine if everyone could enjoy the bounty of the land that has sustained us for generations, and we could come together to preserve our one and only Earth.

Guided by this vision, Expressiones is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.

Diversity: We appreciate and leverage our differences, and we involve and reflect the communities we serve.

Equity: We align our policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive.

Inclusion: We create an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected.

This commitment is critical to deepening our relevance, credibility, and effectiveness, and it will strengthen our mission to improve the lives of present and future generations. The civic and economic vitality of our home state of Connecticut depends on inclusive and equitable opportunities for everyone.

We see many ways to realize this vision as a funder, convener, thought leader, and as an employer, economic entity, and institutional investor.

In all we do, we seek to be conscious of and address the deeply entrenched practices, cultural norms, and decision-making structures that perpetuate inequities. Racial discrimination is a legacy of our nation’s painful history, and institutional racism and unconscious bias persist. Equity means receiving what one needs to succeed, as we are not all born with the same opportunities.

We approach our work on diversity, equity, and inclusion with courage and optimism—knowing it requires a sustained commitment. When we make mistakes along the way, we will adapt and continue to learn.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

On December 1, Expressiones will take part in #GivingTuesday—a day devoted to celebrating the power of generosity.

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Christmas Card Workshop

Join us this Saturday, November 19, at 10 am for a FREE family workshop to make a beautiful card to send to your loved ones. All materials will be provided. Having you signed up will help us to have all the needed materials.


  • Date: 11/19/2022 10:00 AM
  • Location: 84 Bank Street, New London, CT, USA (Map)

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