Art exhibit of teen Colombian surfers at Reno City Hall gallery

Published: Feb. 17, 2022 at 9:53 PM PST|Updated: Mar. 17, 2022 at 4:52 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno native Iyana Esters has a solo photograph and video exhibition at the Metro Gallery at Reno City Hall through April 1.

The exhibit, “Las Olas Del Mar” (Waves of The Ocean) is about Dailin Tello Diaz, a 14-year-old female surfer based in Termales, Nuquí, Chocó a remote region on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, and her peers at La Liga Surf Del Chocó, who Esters says are redefining what a surfer looks like, especially those who are young Afro-Colombian girls.

This exhibition shows the young surfers of Termales, the natural connection to the water of what she called the afrodescendants of Cimarrones, and their livelihood.

She announced the reception on her Instagram page:

Esters is also asking for support for surfing equipment for the La Liga de Surf del Chocó. The league helps provide opportunities for young people interested in surfing, with the possibility of making it to the national surf team Equipo Colombiano Junior de Surf.

If you would like to donate, click here.

Esters’ exhibit is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 E. 1st St. in Reno. The public enters through the second floor of the Reno City Hall parking garage.

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