Local Artist Erik Sosa Presents "Color For Your Fingers"

Wed. March 21, 2007 12:00 AM by ChicagoPride.com News Staff

Chicago, IL - The 32nd and Urban gallery presents "Color for your fingers: A-Z", an exhibit by Erik Sosa, from March 24th through April 6th.

As an artist, it has been Sosa's goal to overwhelm an audience with bold colors and diversity in lines. In his quest to connect with people, his goal has always been to create pieces that are visually stimulating.

Through this journey, Sosa feels that not all people have been encompassed, specifically, the visually impaired. "Color for your Fingers: A-Z" is a 26-piece art show that incorporates texture and color into letters of the alphabet. This exhibit will be a hands-on experience. Braille has been incorporated into some pieces to allow the blind to enjoy and better understand their surroundings.

The opening reception will be held this Saturday and 32nd&urban: gallery&space at 3201 S. Halsted Street from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Erik Sosa has been recognized as a stalwart of the Chicago non-profit community for his generosity. This year, Sosa was awarded the VOX/Out Emerging Voices of Style + Design award, which honors openly gay and lesbian individuals whose works have come to signify style, vision and design. In an airing of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on January 14th, a Sosa painting was featured in the living room space.

For more information and images, please visit www.erikrsosa.com.