Art Exhibit by Erik Salgado at Albany Park Branch

Albany Park Branch hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit featuring the work of artist Erik Salgado.

Pieces from Salgado's exhibit Milagros will be on display from September 15 through October 15.

Artist Statement

Milagros (also known as ex-­voto or dijes or promesas) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines and sacred objects found in places of worship, and they are often purchased in churches and cathedrals, or from street vendors. Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions, and are fabricated from many different materials, depending on local customs. Although the pieces are not religious in their sense, they are a metaphorical offering to the graffiti culture and Mexican culture that I strongly identify with. The color schemes from this series derive traditional Mexican serapes (a shawl or blanket worn as a cloak in Latin America).

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibits

See the list of artists exhibiting at CPL during Hispanic Heritage Month.