Manos Gallery Celebrates Equality Through Art

Photo by Mara Rago

The “Art Equality” exhibit at the Manos Gallery in Tarentum opened on June 5 with over 200 visitors coming to view the works of 26 artists.

Ernesto Camacho, Art director and co-owner of the gallery said that “the exhibit showcases a celebration of art and community during Pride month.” Artists featured range in age as young as 18 to 65+.

“I knew we had to do this exhibit for Pride to celebrate our diverse community,” Camacho explained.

The exhibit also features photography by QBurgh’s own Mara Rago.

The Manos Gallery was opened on November 19, 2020 by partners Ernesto Camacho and Brian DeFelices in the old Manos Theater building on East 5th Avenue in Tarentum. Ernesto said that the neighbors have been extremely supportive of the Gallery and Tarentum has been very welcoming.

The “Art Equality” exhibit runs through June 28, with a masquerade exhibit closing reception on Saturday, June 26. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Dreams of Hope, the queer youth arts program of Pittsburgh.

Photos by Mara Rago