Looking Back on the Season...
Within our Art + Healing workshops this past year, we made use of various art mediums. We used drawing, painting, writing, collage-making, origami letters, and clay sculptures, just to name a few, to help us get in touch with ourselves. We at Aliento have enjoyed hosting this space for our community and we thank all those who came to any of our workshops. Now, we would like to take this moment to reminisce on a couple of the past workshops from which art will be showcased at our upcoming art gallery next week.
What does home mean to you? As a community often placed between, “entre”, (politics, homes, languages, cultures), and more times than not, silenced within these “in-between” spaces, we are forced to navigate these borders/binaries without our permission. With clay sculptures, this workshop allowed us to shape the spaces we exist within and to bring to life our place of comfort.
As Spring showed its first signs through blooming flowers, we were inspired by the Earth letting go of winter and bringing in warmth. In the spirit of the changing seasons, during this workshop we focused on what we wanted to let go of by writing letters and turning them into origami art!
During hard times it is important to remember we are a community that has so much to be proud of and joyful for! In this workshop, we collectively made music regardless of level of experience to celebrate ourselves, our family, and our friends who are immigrants.
(IN) VISIBLE ART GALLERY
To continue celebrating the art we have made this past year in our quest for healing, we would like to invite the community once more to join us for our Art Gallery (IN)VISIBLE on Saturday, July 13th, 2019.
The gallery is centered around our lived experiences and stories as undocumented, DACA students, and mixed status families. This year’s theme “(IN)VISIBLE” brings migrant voices to light by transforming feelings of anxiety + invisibility into a visible celebration of our resilience and our hope. Our theme is meant to mark this art gallery as a place for our community to be seen and heard in their own light with all the complexities of being human.
Bring your friends, family, and loved ones!
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