Join us for a free public opening reception for a new exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience entitled Community through Making. The public opening Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. will feature artists talking about their work from 1-2 p.m.; an Artists’ Pop up Art market from 2-4 p.m.; and art making activities related to the exhibit from 2 -4 p.m.; and Enjoy sampling Peruvian food from Quechua Peruvian Restaurant, 2:00-4:00 pm. The public opening is a free event occurring on the first Sunday of the month.
Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities, and experiments with community curation, filling the gallery with video, stories, and artworks as created and told by museum program participants over the course of the spring and summer of 2018. The installation is a conversation across borders, highlighting three collaborative projects that paired local artists and artists from Peru for 10-day residencies in conjunction with the exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru.
Throughout the course of the exhibition, Alas de Agua Collective will be creating a mural for the title wall of the Gallery of Conscience. MOIFA is very excited to partner with Alas de Agua and host this mural inside our walls, which was commissioned to explore themes of relatedness across borders. Uniting local artists and providing a creative outlet for Santa Fe youth, Alas de Agua paints culturally resonant public murals across the town, working to beautify and strengthen the Santa Fe community. Come see their mural in progress outside the Gallery of Conscience exhibit and meet these incredible artists.
The Museum of International Folk Art is a proud member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. As a member site, we are committed to addressing social issues related to the arts and the communities we serve.
What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience?
It is a global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human rights; the only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. This conscious effort to connect past to present and memory to action is the hallmark of the Sites of Conscience movement. As a network of more than 250 Sites of Conscience in 65 countries, the Coalition engages tens of millions of people every year in using the lessons of history to take action on challenges to democracy and human rights today.
Learn more about the exhibit: http://moifa.org/exhibition/3958/community-through-making-from-peru-to-new-mexico
About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
photo credit: MOIFA-Gallery of Conscience: Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro of Amapolay painting at artist collective Alas de Agua’s mural site in Santa Fe, June 27th, 2018