"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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Aurora Molina: Selfie June 11 – August 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10,
6 – 9 pm In Selfie, Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Aurora Molina explores the egocentric tendencies of celebrity and how they play a transcendental role in the construction of new identities. Molina’s embroidered works consider the repercussions of a society inflamed by spectacle and how that diminishes the traditional social roles of individuals. Through sculptural works rendered on an emb
WRESTLING THE SNAKE: Open Season in Political Art at THE PROJECTS|FATVillage Curated by Leah Brown and Peter Symons May 28 – Aug 12, 2016 PREVIEW May 27 | 7-9 pm OPENING May 28 (With performance by David Rohn and Danilo De La Torre) | June 25 | July 30 | 6-10 pm THE PROJECTS | FATVillage 521 NW 1 st Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Press contact: Leah Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org “If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircle us today like the coil of a
Art is Craft – Craft is Art: What More is There to Talk About?
Tuesday 05/10/16 View this email in your browser Art is Craft – Craft is Art:
What More is There to Talk About? It’s not a new question; the boundaries between craft and art have long been contested. But with the explosion of interest in contemporary craft and the power of making, it seems to be a time to revisit the conversation. So what defines or divides an artist from a craft maker?