Press release: (IN) VISIBLE - A Gallery Art Showing

For immediate release - Press Release                                       

Contact: Reyna Montoya, Founder, CEO of Aliento


WHAT:    (IN) VISIBLE - A Gallery Art Showing 

WHEN:    Saturday, July 13, 2019    

TIME:       6 PM to 9 PM (Doors open at 6pm - Program begins at 6:45PM) 

WHERE:  Mesa Artspace Lofts - 155 S Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85210

COST:      Free - donations will be taken at the event                    

Photos available upon request.

(IN) VISIBLE - A Gallery Art Showing  

Aliento is presenting (IN) VISIBLE, a gallery showcase of the work produced this last year in Aliento’s Arts and Healing Workshops for DACA/undocumented youth and migrant families. This year’s theme brings migrant voices to light by transforming feelings of anxiety and invisibility into a visible celebration of our resilience and our hope. Alongside the community, we hope to celebrate our voices and stories through the art showcase, performances, and interactive art activities. 

We will also be receiving donations for the continuation of our Arts and Healing Workshops which create a space for reflection, tenderness, skills training, and strength building to cope with and combat against the trauma and hardship of living undocumented. Donations will be accepted at the event. 

This gallery art showing and fundraising is bilingual, open to the public and it’s family friendly.  We are honored to be in partnership with the Mesa Artspace Lofts and receive the welcoming remarks of the Honorable Mayor John Giles. We will feature the artwork produced in the arts and Healing workshops: paintings, poems, crafts, reflective exercises, testimonials, and amazing local artists. 

Reyna Montoya, founder and CEO of Aliento states, “We at Aliento are so excited to create a space where the stories of youth and migrant families are shared through art. Art is a great vehicle for everyone to express their emotions and connect at the human level.” 


Choreography by Yvonne Montoya, choreographer & Director of Safos Dance Theatre  and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow

Music by Dj Musa, Top 10 DJ’s of Phoenix AZ  in Phoenix New Times

Choreography by Miguel Jarillo Pedraza, Dance Artist

Poetry by Yaritza Flores, ASU BFA student, Interdisciplinary Artist and DACA Recipient 

Singing by Ruth Carreon, Singer and DACA Recipient 

Story Telling by Jennifer Rodriguez, Emerging Artist and DACA Recipient 

Choreography by Angie Montoya, 10 Year-Old Dancer, Artist, and Child of Immigrants 


Aliento is a community organization that is undocumented, DACA and youth-led. We are directly impacted people who are invested in the well being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status.