WHAT: Río Hondo College Art Gallery is presenting Cuentista, an exhibit created as part of the fifth SUR:biennial, a regional art project that explores complex notions of globalization and exchange.

Founded in 2011, SUR:biennial aims to illuminate the geographical, cultural and artistic borderlands between Los Angeles and the board areas south. This year, seven independently curated shows are being staged at regional galleries to showcase works by local and international artists influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Río Hondo College’s show features works by Danielle Cansino, Teresita de la Torre, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Manuel López, Álvaro D. Márquez, Sergio Daniel Robleto and Jaklin Romine.

The show is co-curated by Robert Miller and Lydia Espinoza. Cuentista is Spanish for Storyteller.

WHEN: Through Oct. 3; reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19

WHERE: Río Hondo College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier

DETAILS: Companion shows run through mid-November at Cypress College Art Gallery, Eastside International, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Social/Public Art Resource and Torrance Art Museum.