Emo Kids of Color Partners with Cafe Lumiere for Homecoming Art Exhibit in Monterey, Ca

Snippet from Homecoming video promo by Ruben Escalante featuring Bryan Gutierrez Arroyo.

Snippet from Homecoming video promo by Ruben Escalante featuring Bryan Gutierrez Arroyo.

MONTEREY, CA - MAR. 14, 2019 / Emo Kids of Color announces their next art show "Homecoming" in partnership with Cafe Lumiere. The opening reception of the Homecoming exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 5PM-7PM at Cafe Lumiere in Monterey, Ca. Homecoming will feature Maryela Perez, Sherrise, Nicholas Jimenez, Galy Jimenez, Ruben Escalante and Bryan Gutierrez Arroyo.

The artists of Emo Kids of Color come from different cities spanning from Central Valley, San Jose to Salinas, but all connect to the theme Homecoming. The exhibit deals with the nostalgia of childhood and having to leave your home only to come back with a different perspective.

Cafe Lumiere's Jude Garcia, shared her thoughts on what drew her to the Emo Kids of Color partnership .

“I was interested in partnering with Emo Kids of Color because of the message and inspiration the collective draws from. I personally love that the aesthetics is very refreshing. I hope that the young artists of the Monterey Bay Area find inspiration in their own artists voice.”

LowPass Magazine, Founders Nando and Karina from Salinas, Ca. explain why these types of partnerships are important and what they hope to see for POC (People of Color) community.

“We wanted to work with Emo Kids of Color because there isn’t enough exposure for POC (People of Color) in the central coast and we’d love to see something like that bloom in Monterey County. I think it’s important to build relationships between art communities because it allows for everyone’s art to reach the bigest audience which helps everyne spread their art or music.”

Homecoming will run through March 30, 2019 to April 14, 2019. The artists will be present at the opening reception at Cafe Lumiere 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940 on Saturday, March 30th from 5PM-7PM.

About Emo Kids of Color

Emo Kids of Color are a collective of artists who use art to escape anxiety, depression, and being broke kids of color from marginalized neighborhoods. Emo Kids of Color have been featured at the Human Specimen booth during South First Fridays in Downtown San Jose’s SOFA District.

Learn more about their first installation Dangerous Minds at Chromatic Café.


To request an interview or additional press materials please contact Lailani Africa at chicreativeagency@gmail.com

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