"Art can impact the social context of family dislocations and can serve as a powerful tool in encouraging an open national dialogue about Zero Tolerance in our country"
So (sew) America Cares is a participatory social art project with a commitment to raise awareness about the lives of the children separated from their parents at the border. All the faces stitched together strengthen the very fabric of our own society.
In 2018 a Zero Tolerance immigration policy was announced, requiring that all families who cross the border shall not only be separated but also charged in federal court with the misdemeanor crime of illegal entry.
This Project’s mission is to advocate for these children and to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to participate. Thread by thread, fiber by fiber, a participating community will increase its understanding of the circumstances of these children who never asked to be illegal aliens. The project consists of 10 different faces that will be repeated 100 times each to add 1000 faces. The faces had been laser etched on raw canvas to allow the participant to use any kind of thread, yarn, wool, fabric, paint etc. So (sew) America Cares has a plan: to "sew" them back, to never allow these children to be lost again, to create a quilt of 1000 faces representing a portion of these children.
We cannot allow these traumatized children to disappear and in time, be forgotten.People are encouraged to stitch, sew, knit, knot, crochet, embroider, or braid these drawings so as to symbolically recover these children’s faces and lives again.
So (sew) America Cares is an international call for people to participate and raise awareness as to the consequences of this immigration policy and its devastating effect on children. As citizen, artist, mother and a child that suffered being separated from my family for eight years, I am concerned about the hundreds of separated children across our country.
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Recycling has taken the forefront in our collective consciousness, from hybrid auto technology, to alternative power sources, to simply using the right bin for discarding our water bottles. At Zadok Gallery, that trend line continues in the work of 10 Miami-based multidisciplinary artists who have adapted their methodology to utilize a variety of nontraditional materials. Reclaimed Miami, on view at Zadok Gallery from May 11th to July 4th, is about imaginatively re-purposing
ARTIST STATEMENT Our research of Indonesian culture led us to the exploration of numerous masks and their utility. These face shields are used in theatrics, religious ceremonies and in everyday life. The exploration of gestures and story telling in Javanese performance led to the use of Indonesian mask mime. An aspect of our exploration included that of the sacred and the profane through the use of anthropomorphic disguisement. These camouflages may mediate with the spirit wo
Por María Espinoza Aurora Molina nació en La Habana, Cuba, en 1984. A los dieciséis años emigró a Estados Unidos, donde siguió la carrera de Educación en Arte. Su vida siempre ha estado rodeada por el arte, gracias a su padre Germán Molina, también artista. Molina recibió un Associate of Arts – Visual Arts – del Miami Dade Community College, una licenciatura en Bellas Artes con especialización en Mixed Media de la Universidad Internacional de Florida y una Maestría en Arte Co