Rhode Island Latino Artists Network
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The Rhode Island Latino Artists Network is a RILA initiative where we seek to support, promote, and increase public awareness of the richness, beauty, and diversity of Latin American cultures and their roots. We do this by creating networking opportunities to stimulate artistic activities and cultural interaction among Latino artists.

Emerging Latinx Artists | 2022 Fellows

Domingo Pablo Gutierrez

Visual Art
Pablo was born in Guatemala and moved to Providence, RI as a teenager. He is a trilingual student, native speaker of K'iche’, the Mayan language of Guatemala, and advanced in Spanish and English. Pablo is a Junior at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a major in illustration. Pablo states: "I’m fascinated to illustrate themes of personal life experience, memories, background, and often dreams by representing it symbolically, and or narratively. Since I was a child I have loved drawing with pencil and colored pencils which have become one of my favorite mediums to use in my artwork."

Santiago Najarro Cano

Teatro en El Verano
Santiago grew up in Pawtucket and is a rising junior at Providence College (PC) with a major in marketing and a minor in theater. Santi is a member of the PC Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) and a member of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs (BMSA) on campus.

Santi will be learning the ins-and-outs of theater production while assisting the cast and crew of Teatro en El Verano's production of La Mancha.

Hector Vila

Videography | LatinxCine
Hector grew up in Providence and attended the Juanita Sanchez High School. He is a December 2020 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish. His interest in our program came from having informal use of a video camera for the past four years.

Hector will be learning from Alberto Genao about creating videos, editing, choosing scenes and colorization. The two will be creating two short videos, which will be Hector's capstone project and added to his portfolio as he continues to pursue a career in the field.

Meet Ups | Mentorships | Teatro del Pueblo | Visual Arts Exhibitions

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Read the story behind the Spanish-language version of The Stars Bangled Banner // El Pendón Estrellado

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The videos on this page were created during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and were made possible through CARES Act funds distributed by RISCA and through a mini grant from the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP), which is supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The funds are being used to encourage RILA's team of Latinx artists to continue their art practice during the COVID-19 quarantine.
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Congratulations to Domingo Pablo Gutiérrez, who goes by the name Pablo for being selected as RILA's 1st Emerging Latinx Visual Arts Fellow.

Pablo was selected among a list of highly competitive Latinx applicants statewide. The Fellowship provides an award of $1,000 to emerging Latinx artists studying and residing in Rhode Island, a portion of which will go toward school tuition and/or summer courses. One of his selected pieces will made into a poster for an upcoming exhibition of his work at La Galería @RILA, which will be scheduled for Fall of 2022.
Pablo was born in Guatemala and moved to Providence, RI as a teenager. He is a trilingual student, native speaker of K'iche’, the Mayan language of Guatemala, and advanced in Spanish and English. Pablo is a Junior at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a major in illustration. Pablo states: "I’m fascinated to illustrate themes of personal life experience, memories, background, and often dreams by representing it symbolically, and or narratively. Since I was a child I have loved drawing with pencil and colored pencils which have become one of my favorite mediums to use in my artwork."