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Thursday, October 10, 2019
“Lines of Refuge” Drawings by Luis de León
Time
This is an All Day Event
Location
Iroquois
601 W. Woodlawn
Louisville, KY 40215
USA
Description
The exhibit is a mix of serious and silly pieces that stem from de León's arduous journey from Guatemala to the United States. When he was forced to flee his homeland in 2009, de León found refuge in filling his sketchbooks with art that reflected his emotions. He worked as a journalist for more than 15 years in Guatemala, often investigating the seedy underworld of drug trafficking, government corruption and contraband. After receiving numerous death threats, he and his family moved to Louisville, his wife’s hometown.