The Garfield Park Arts Center will continue its opening celebration with a photography exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Project in collaboration with the National Museum of American History, Behring Center: Through My Father’s Eyes: The Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado (1914-1976). This is a collection of 50 rare photographs documenting postwar Filipino life in San Francisco and surrounding communities.

For almost 20 years following World War II, Alvarado took pictures of his friends and family members in day-to-day activities and celebrations. In 1976, Alvarado’s daughter, Janet, discovered her father’s photographs; she now serves as director of the Alvarado Project, which documents and preserves more than 3,000 images of life in Filipino-American communities. Indianapolis is the final destination for this touring exhibition, which is sponsored locally by the Philippine Barangay Club of Indiana and Indy Parks and Recreation.

Through My Father’s Eyes opens May 5 at Garfield Park Arts Center, 2824 Conservatory Drive, inside Garfield Park. An opening reception takes place from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public through July 2.

The Garfield Park Arts Center will also be presenting a Flamenco program, an intimate night of Spanish music and dance featuring Faten Ali Munger and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stanley DeRusha on Saturday night, May 6. Tickets can be ordered by calling 317-327-7066.

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