Hundreds attend opening of the exhibit Chiapas: Resistance and Renewal

All photographs by Petermann/GJEP

Around 300 hundred people passed through the doors during Saturday night’s opening reception at Casa de Arte in Buffalo, NY.  At one point 200 people jammed the gallery to view Orin Langelle’s and Bill Jungel’s photography and Anton Kojtom’s etchings.  There were also weavings from the women’s cooperative Tsobol Antsetik and added artwork by Casa de Arte’s owner’s Rick Williams and Mara Odette Guerrero-Williams.

The exhibit runs through 28 July 2013.

More on the show including previews from Artvoice, Buffalo Spree and The Buffalo Daily News: Gusto.

DSCN4304Viewers read statement ¡Tierra y Libertad! along with photos taken in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico by Orin Langelle.

DSCN4311Williams (left) listens to Mara Odette Guerrero-Williams recite a Chiapas poem.


Langelle describes his concerned photography from Chiapas.

DSCN4319Photographer Bill Jungels speaks about the women weavers from Chenalho, Chiapas.


Some of the crowd in attendance.


Photographer RH Stamps (right) listens to an attendee of the Chiapas opening.  Stamps dropped by from another gallery where some of his work was in their opening that evening.