December 17, 1:00PM – 3:00PM—Rio Compartido/Shared River –Introductions to Artists and Art of the Santa Cruz River and Reception. The public is invited to this meet and greet and presentation of artwork by the first round of bi-national artists participating in the exhibit focusing on the Borderlands cultural and environmental heritage of the Santa Cruz River, a waterway shared by both Mexico and the United States. Mexican artists Elena Vega, Abraham Limon Guzman, and Angela Gervasi, a former Border Community Alliance summer intern from Philadelphia, will perform and present work they have produced highlighting the interweave and complexities of this bi-national waterway. Their work and that of other artists will be included in an exhibit at the Historic Lowe House as a complementary event during the traveling Smithsonian Institute’s WaterWays exhibit scheduled for the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park in October, 2019. Rio Compartido/Shared River is a collaboration of The Lowe House Project artist in residency and the Friends of the Santa Cruz River. This first round of resident artists is being made possible with a grant from the AZ Humanities Council. More information about the Santa Cruz River can be found at Friendsofsantacruzriver.org. Inquiries regarding Rio Compartido/Shared River, the presentation or participation as an artist in residence may be made via Tubacval@msn.com.
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM