Las Fronteras Nos Dividen, Pero El Arte Nos Une @ The Sagrado, Phoenix [2 September]

Las Fronteras Nos Dividen, Pero El Arte Nos Une

18:00 - 22:00

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The Sagrado
6437 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85042
Join us for the Opening Reception
of Artist Exhibition “Las Fronteras Nos Dividen, Pero El Arte Nos Une"

Saturday, September 2nd
6pm — 10pm @ The Sagrado Galleria. Featuring artwork by Giovana Aviles, Carla Chavarria, Isela Meraz and Gloria Martinez-Casillas.

The four of us have crossed life paths and we have also crossed another thing, the border. We have experienced the beauty and hardships one has as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. We have also found the healing powers of Art. Together we want to share our stories utilizing textiles, water paintings, beads, photography and multi-media.

A three part experiential exhibition with a panel to create more connections with our community and a Video Booth with the hope to hear more stories along the way! JOIN US!

“Las Fronteras Nos Dividen, Pero El Arte Nos Une”
Date: 9/6/2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel Participants: Giovana Aviles, Carla Chavarria, Isela Meraz
and Gloria Martinez-Casillas

Attacks on the immigrant community have caused many to fear and suffer in silence. Criminalizing portrayals of our people continue to spread and divide. Join Carla, Giovana, Gloria and Chela in this panel. They will be sharing their stories and how art has played a role in their healing through creative expression.

The panel will be moderated by the amazing and chingona Marisa Franco, who will also be sharing the importance of art in the movement and grassroots organizations.

You won't want to miss this important conversation, trust!

«Sharing our stories is important because if we don’t tell them, then somebody else will.»

“Las Fronteras Nos Dividen, Pero El Arte Nos Une”
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 9am-1pm

Story telling is a way of telling the world that we exist, a way shape conversations to write our own history books. This is what this exhibit is about; it’s about empowering ourselves through the use of story telling. Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours. On September we will be having a video booth at The Sagrado Galleria, where we want YOU (yes, you!) to come share a piece of your story. We want to hear what drives you to continue to fight every day, we want to hear what inspires you, the heart breaks, the success and the beauty of your journey in this country. Come share your story with us!

Carla Chavarria is a Mexican born creative. She uses her different skills as a creative to build start up brands that create an emotional connection between them and the community. She is the founder of Ocho Design Agency, Ganaz Apparel and Mira Listen Podcast.

Giovana Aviles is a Mexican born artist based in Arizona. She creates wearable pieces out of atypical materials including paper, rubber and plastic. The fusion of fashion, design and art are important components in Giovana's work as she seeks to tell stories of empowerment and community.

Gloria Casillas-Martinez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of eight. She is a DREAMer, a mother to a crazy little monkey named Raeana, a wife to an extremely talented husband, and a proud member of the artist collective The Phoenix Fridas. Gloria is currently studying art at Arizona State University seeking a degree in Fiber Arts.

Chela Chelinski is an undocuqueer artist. She was born in Durango, Mexico. She sucks at writing bios and poetry but knows how to draw. She crossed the border when she was an 8 year old frijolita. She has published art things with Raquel Gutiérrez (ECONO TEXTUAL OBJECTS) and Luis Avila (Nómada Temporal). She has shown her art in L.A. (her nidito de oro), New York, New Mexico, Tucson, and in the heart of the sun aka Phoenix AZ. For more watercolor and ink and things like that, check out on Instagram.
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