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Somos Tierra Que Anda / We are Earth that Walks Art Show

Sat May 09, 2020

Somos Tierra Que Anda / We are Earth that Walks Art Show

Time Sat May 09 2020 at 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sol Collective, 2574 21st St, Sacramento, United States


Somos Tierra Que Anda / We are Earth that Walks Art Show

Somos Tierra Que Anda / We are Earth that Walks
Stories of Migration Told through Art
by Talavera Ballón
Art Show

On display:
May 9th – June 9th

"Historically, people have migrated fleeing conflict, war, persecution, escaping poverty and unemployment. 'Somos tierra que anda / We are Earth that Walks,' a compelling exhibit of oil paintings by San Francisco-based artist Talavera- Ballón, explores the topics of forced displacement, migration, and the role of women in the pursuit of dignity and social justice. These works highlight migrant issues and struggles, while at the same time offering a renewed sense of hope in humanity.
In the midst of a heated international debate on immigration, these paintings offer a much-needed space for discussion, reflection, and heightened awareness. Despite the contentious political climate dividing this nation and the world today, Talavera-Ballón has managed to create bridges of understanding between his audience and the people portrayed in his art. By telling their stories, the artist puts a human face on these issues and creates a deeper connection to the highly controversial topic of immigration.
This is an immersive art exhibit, which includes audio interviews and showcases real life stories of people making the journey and those helping them along the way.
'Somos tierra que anda, We are Earth that Walks' tells the story of the Central American migrants in the recent caravans, who are traveling north in search of a better life. The artwork explores the suffering, strife and hopes of those traveling from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries. The exhibit seeks to change the biased narrative portrayed by the media and offer a glimpse of hope. It is also an invitation for needed conversations to help us move beyond this highly charged conflict and towards a solution."

Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born oil painter and muralist based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the US. He has exhibited his works in museums, universities and embassies internationally and in the US, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco, the Peruvian Embassy in Washington DC, and Galería de la Raza, San Francisco.

Free and open to the public!

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"Funded in part by the Cultural Arts Award Program of the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture with support from the City of Sacramento."

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About The Host: A center dedicated to art, culture & activism. Sol Collective is a community-based partnership whose mission is to provide artistic, cultural, and educational programming, promote social justice, and empower youth of color, and marginalized communities.
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