El Otro Lado: The Other Side
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The Academy for the Love of Learning, 516 ARTS, and NHCC present a community storytelling event and exhibit for El Otro Lado: The Other Side, a collaborative, interdisciplinary art project led by artist Chrissie Orr and writer Michelle Otero. The event is emcee’d by Michelle Otero and features project participants and New Mexico poets.
El Otro Lado: The Other Side uses the creative process to address issues of migration, human rights and sense of place. The project empowers the universal need to see and witness ourselves clearly in the world, as well as to be seen and known by others. Orr and Otero have led workshops over the past year with four communities in Albuquerque: El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Native American Community Academy (NACA), Barelas Senior Center and Westside Community Center. Sharing their stories has given El Otro Lado participants a sense of freedom through this experience of being seen and heard. The expression of their personal identity is revealed through the distinctiveness of their art and handwriting, and by their literal voices in the oral storytelling.
This process culminates in an installation of visual and audio representations and oral storytelling. The event celebrates the opening of the exhibit, which runs through January 21, 2011. El Otro Lado: Albuquerque is presented through a partnership between The Academy for the Love of Learning, 516 ARTS, Encuentro and Connecting Community Voices.This event is made possible in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council, Albert I. Pierce Foundation, the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program and McCune Charitable Foundation.
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For more information contact Chrissie Orr at chrissie [at] aloveoflearning.org
El Otro Lado: The Other Side – Albuquerque is presented through a partnership between The Academy for the Love of Learning, 516 ARTS, La Plaza de Encuentro, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Connecting Community Voices. This event is made possible in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council, New Mexico Council on Photography, Albert I. Pierce Foundation, the City of Albuquerque Pubic Art Program and McCune Charitable Foundation.
Albuquerque City Hall
Cost: FREE to the public | No reservations required
For more information visit City of Albuquerque’s website.
The Public Art Open House will feature over 240 artworks from the city and county public art collections on all 11 floors of City Hall. There will be a special reception for El Otro Lado: The Other Side – Albuquerque, a community art project created in partnership with 516 ARTS, La Plaza de Encuentro and Connecting Community Voices.
This exhibit is made possible by the City of Albuquerque Public Art program Other featured collections include relocated Sunport artworks; County Collection Committee, Real Deal and APS Metro Youth acquisitions.
Light refreshments provided and local musicians presented.
To learn more about El Otro Lado click here.
To see the Albuquerque Installation online click here.
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