The Southampton Cultural Center will host "Diaspora Vibe 2.0: The 16th Annual Caribbean Crossroads Series Exhibition,” a dazzling display of provocative, contemporary fine art by more than 30 artists from the Latin American and Caribbean Diaspora. The event launches with an artist-interactive fund-raising gala honoring artist advocate Grace Y. Ingelton on Saturday, August 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs from August 11 to 26.
Ingelton will receive the 365 Art for Change Award at the Gala for having supported, mentored and presented several generations of outstanding artists through the organization she helped found, the Dedicators, including Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, Benny Andrews, and Roy DeCarava; the Panamanian native was honored by the Smithsonian Institution’s Latino Center in 2010 for her significant impact on American culture. The event will feature an “Art Burst,” a brief theatrical performance, and opportunities for attendees to interact with regional artists. Tickets to the Gala are $125 and can be purchased at www.globalartsmediainc.com.
The Caribbean Crossroads Series surveys the dynamic images of Caribbean artists with a gaze on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latino Caribbean artists. Works express the daily struggles, triumphs and spiritual journeys of many of the artists exhibited; featured pieces will include painting, photography, installation, mixed media, metal works, wood carvings, printmaking, textile and handmade paper miniature drawings. Participating artists include Edouard Duval-Carrié, Yasser Castellanos, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Hugo Moro, Rosa Garmendia, Carol Jaime, Patrick DeCastro, Selina Roman, Elaine Bradford, Sarah Krupp, Patricia Roldan, Grettel Arrate, Erin Nutsugah, Flor Bosco, Agusteen Jiménez Chacos, and Magdalena Goudie, among others.