Both the end of days and a potentially disruptive downpour were narrowly avoided on Thursday evening, during the Organization of American States
’ third annual ‘Art After Dark’ celebration.
Now in its third year, the lively nocturnal benefit returned to the Art Museum of the Americas
sporting a timely ‘Apocalypse’ theme (in reference to the professed December 21st, 2012 doomsday predicted by the Mayan calendar).
In addition to an open beer, wine, and champagne bar, this year’s celebration showcased the primarily video artwork of a variety of both established and emerging artists, including Antón Cabaleiro
, Juanma Carillo
, Nicky Enright
, Felix Fernandez
, Linda Hesh
, Philip Hodges
, Seo Jo
, Carolina Mayorga
, Bruce McKaig
, and Elena Patino
Moreover, MTV Latin America had arranged for DJ Mauricio Parra
to help contribute to the night’s soundtrack, only possibly being upstaged by a live performance from New York City-based Banda Magda
As the cultural component of the Organization of American States, the Art After Dark program raises funds for the non-profit’s ongoing effort to engage communities, promote democratic values, and human rights through art and educational programs.