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The Multicultural Arts Center is excited to present Portuguese People and Places, a gallery exhibition by José Santos. As a child and teenager, Santos was raised in the tight-knit Portuguese-American community of Ludlow, Massachusetts, spoke only Portuguese at home, and was immersed in the traditions that his parents brought from Portugal when the immigrated to the United states from the farming town in the 1950’s. His Portuguese-American ethnicity has been a rich source of inspiration for his paintings and firmly grounds this body of work. José Santos uses watercolor and acrylic paintings created during his time in Portugal to take the viewer on a vibrant journey through his past. While his paintings are autobiographical, he also uses his paintings to unpack questions about the visual representations of ethnicity and culture.
José Santos received his Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters of Science in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. He has worked for a number of years as an art educator in the Somerville, MA public schools and is also a professional artist.
Portuguese People and Places will be on view from July 8 - August 30, 2019 with a public receptionon Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6-8pm.
Gallery is FREE and open to the public.
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 6pm
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