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Intermedia Arts and Grupo Soap del Corazón presents

Exhibition Run: August 3 - September 11, 2011
Opening Reception: 7PM, Saturday, August 20, 2011

In its eleven-year existence, Grupo Soap del Corazón has stayed true to its mission: to encourage and exhibit “Soap del Corazón" (art that cleans the heart). Grupo Soap del Corazón has showcased the work of over 50 artists over the past decade, and well over 100,000 people have seen its art. It has pulled the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul and Minnesota into deeper community. In celebration, Grupo Soap will create an exhibition at Intermedia Arts in South Minneapolis the summer of 2011 entitled “El Milagro ” (The Miracle).

El Milagro celebrates the religious, mystical, cultural, political, psychological and historical nature of miracles and the miraculous, especially amongst the art, artists, and people of Latin America.

Check out an audio slideshow from opening night!

ABOUT GRUPO SOAP DEL CORAZÓN | www.gruposoap.com

Grupo Soap del Corazón was founded in 2000 by Xavier Tavera and Douglas Padilla to celebrate Latino artists and culture and the Latinization of Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. In its 11-year existence Grupo Soap del Corazón has stayed true to it’s purpose: to encourage and exhibit “Soap del Corazón” (art that cleans the heart). Neither a non-profit nor a for-profit organization, Grupo Soap has stayed street-level and has showcased the work of 50+ artists in venues as diverse as the walls of the old Sears building in Minneapolis; an old prison converted to cultural center in Valparaiso, Chile; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Highpoint Center for Printmaking; an armory in Northfield; and myspace.com. Included in its ranks, Grupo Soap has award winning artists such as Mexican photographer Xavier Tavera, Chilean painter Amaru (Marcela Rodriguez Aguilar), Argentinean installationist Gabriela Bertiller, Texan tattoo artist and painter Claudia “Billy” Baca, Mexican/American graphic designer and conceptualist Luis Fitch, and local painter and arts visionary Douglas Padilla. More than 100,000 people have seen Grupo Soap’s art in person, another 100,000 have seen our work on the web. Grupo Soap has pulled the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul and of Minnesota into deeper community with each other and with the world.