Art Exhibit by Liliana Alfaro at Manning Branch

Manning Branch hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit featuring the work of local artist Liliana Alfaro.

Pieces from Alfaro's exhibit Colación will be on display from September 15 through October 15.

Artist Statement

A colación is a flower that grew on the bushes outside of my grandmother’s house in El Salvador. Growing up, I lived in a multigenerational home with my mother, aunt and grandmother making up the matriarchs of our household. In 1980, they immigrated to the United States, along with the rest of my maternal family, in order to escape the civil war in El Salvador.  In this photographic series, I explore how identity is shaped through culture and family relationships over time.  I explore the relationships between the women in my family as well as concepts of femininity and matriarchy. In contemporary photography, representation of Central American identity is lacking. Through this project, I provide a unique look into this culture.

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibits

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