June 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST | by Will Owen
Dicxon’s men
(Image courtesy Dicxon Vergaray)

(Image courtesy Dicxon Vergaray)

The Vitruvian Gallery (734 7th St., N.W.) hosts an opening reception on Saturday from 5-8:30 p.m. for artist Dicxon Vergaray. The exhibition is part of the gallery’s “Supporting GLBTQ Artists and Events” campaign.

Vergaray is a Peruvian artist who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 18. The culture shock of moving to America, as well as being gay and Catholic, generated struggles that he reflects on in many of his paintings. Vergaray describes his pieces as entries in a personal diary, which help him recall memories and the moods that complement them.

A portion of Vergaray’s proceeds will benefit Inova’s Juniper Program, which provides health care services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Virginia. For more information, visit vitruviangallery.com.

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