Fragile: Voice is a Spanish-speaking program at Grounds For Sculpture for families and adults focused on immigration and family stories. Natalia Arbelaez will share her work and brief art history survey, and then lead a hands-on workshop for participants to transcribe their own history into clay. No experience necessary.
DATES & TIMES:
Friday, June 17: 10AM-12PM
Friday, June 17: 2PM-4PM
Saturday, June 18: 10AM-12PM
Saturday, June 18: 2PM-4PM
Admission is FREE with registration.
Register for a workshop by contacting Julio Badel: firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.249.0222
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born & raised in Miami, FL to immigrant parents. Her work takes the place of a storyteller, from her personal narratives of her family’s immigration to the research of pre-Columbian South American presence, to her American, latchkey, afterschool cartoon upbringing. Each of these identities play a role in her work to illustrate a self-portrait of what it is like to be a Mestizo, Colombian, and American hybrid. She combines these stories with research, familial narratives, and cartoon embellishments that create surreal stories, much to her efforts, of the likes of Gabriel García Márquez. A way to autobiographically narrate history with its ups and downs of humor and tears.
In partnership with The Color Network.