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Wheaton Chamber Of Commerce: Wheaton Chamber Users Collaborate In Honor Of “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” Show

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July 02, 2021

“Homage to Frida” wonderful artwork portraits to be exposed
at Chamber opening July 9
For extra details: [email protected]
July 2, 2021, Wheaton, IL—When Miguel Morna Freitas read Diana Martinez, director of the McAninch Arts Center (the MAC), speak about Frida Kahlo at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce luncheon in March, he was impressed. Following hearing Diana talk, Miguel understood he experienced a eyesight.
A wonderful artwork portrait photographer and member of the Chamber’s Arts & Sports activities Tourism Committee, Miguel experienced been on the lookout for a way to contribute to the Chamber’s “Homage to Frida” art exhibit. The demonstrate is becoming hosted by the committee and the Chamber to understand the “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” Exhibition remaining held at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art on the campus of the Higher education of DuPage.
Miguel achieved out to Lulú Hertenstein, local community engagement professional for the Forest Maintain District of DuPage County. Lulú, who is also a member of the Wheaton Chamber’s board of administrators, labored with Miguel to generate the image shoot. Finally the project engaged a few additional Wheaton Chamber associates: Andrew and Tonya Parravano of Andrew’s Backyard garden, Jill Ludvigsen of Danada Residence and Bob Environmentally friendly of DuPage Framing Centre. A sixth Chamber member, the MAC, offered support and consultation by Roland Raffel, not too long ago retired from the MAC and a board member of the Chamber.
An introduction to Carolina Ocampo, founder and director of Maria Bonita Modeling Company, assisted Miguel with his vision. A seven-hour photograph shoot was held at Danada Home in Wheaton and at St. James Farm in Warrenville, a Forest Maintain residence, on a sizzling Sunday in June.
The outcome: 15 portraits which will debut at a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, 108 E. Wesley in Wheaton.
“It’s challenging to feel that right after 3 months of analysis and scheduling, 1 superb day of shooting and lots of more several hours of culling, coming up with and retouching, the portraits will be prepared for the public,” stated Miguel. “The spirit of cooperation from everyone—from the beautiful flower arrangements carried out by Andrew’s Back garden to the generosity of the Forest Protect District in sharing their space—made this task a desire come genuine.”
The wonderful artwork portraits finished by Miguel will debut as section of the “Homage to Frida” demonstrate which opened at the Chamber in June. An additional Chamber member, the Burning Bush Gallery, a ministry of Gary United Methodist Church, loaned their volunteer curator Monthly bill Austin to resource and hold the artwork. “Homage to Frida” showcases artists from two past demonstrates that honored Frida Kahlo in 2019 at the Burning Bush Gallery. More artists from Aurora and Pilsen brought their images of Frida to the present which will continue to be up through September 6, coinciding with “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” at COD.
In addition to his Chamber connections, Miguel’s pictures job bundled Gustavo Loza, guide coordinator for the modeling company Frida models Bianca Cahue, Anais Salinas and Bianca Castrejon and their chaperones Justyna Kaczor-Marin, stylist from Atelier Make-up of Chicago Alex Lopez, stylist and official hair and make-up artist for Univision Chicago and Alex Lopez Salon and Erika Espinosa from Colores Mexicanos who offered the Frida dresses and jewellery for the styles. Miguel’s daughter, professional dancer Clara Morna Freitas, assisted with photography.
“We are thrilled about this addition to our ‘Homage to Frida’ exhibit,” reported Vickie Austin, president and CEO of the Wheaton Chamber. “To see our business office evolve into an artwork gallery, surrounded by all things Frida, is a day-to-day pleasure. So numerous of our members collaborated to enable develop Miguel’s exquisite portrayals of Frida—it shows what can come about when we all operate with each other.”
The reception on July 9 is free of charge and open to the general public. The celebration is staying held that day to assistance “Frida Fridays” getting promoted by the Downtown Wheaton Affiliation. Dining places and outlets in the region will be open that night.
Another reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, to honor all the artists who have contributed to the “Homage to Frida” exhibit. For much more facts, make contact with the Wheaton Chamber at [email protected] or simply call 630-668-6464.
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Wheaton business neighborhood considering the fact that 1916. The Chamber’s mission: To advertise organization, greatly enhance economic advancement and provide as a catalyst for improving upon the high-quality of life in the community.
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