I am a self-taught artist, I have been drawing off and on since I was a little girl. I love graphite and graphite loves me. Working with my hands is what I do best: crafts, drawing, sculpting, jewelry making. I use watercolor on some of my drawings and plan to try painting on canvas sometime soon.
In March 2010, there will be a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence.
We invite you to be part of this initiative of art activism. Below is the link to the blog we have dedicated to this and where you will find the Call for Entries. This invitation is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, artists and activists. The events in March 2010 will include awareness raising creative workshops, intervention actions, plays and performances and the exhibition of the art work received through the call for entries and the resulting art from the workshops. http://unaoracionporjuarez.blogspot.com/
For those who do not live in Mexico City or Los Angeles metropolitan areas, we invite you to organize your own community activity during the same month of March, 2010. It could be an Art Exhibit, a book discussion, a movie screening, a poetry reading, etc. We ask you to include the original title of this event “A Prayer for Juarez,” and to send us your schedule, and later on, photos and documentation, to be included in the blog.
To include your event, or for any kind of issue related, please write to us:
In the US: email@example.com
In Mexico: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating protest art transcends culture and gender. We are united in a larger community of like-minds and humanitarian goals. We thank you in advance for your dedication and your prayers for the women of Ciudad Juarez. NI UNA MAS!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS DATA TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW
WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING
your going to love canvas-pick up some jesso if you can-mix it with the paint-gives texture-i can totally see this effect on that frida drawing u did-try painting it-i bet it will be outstanding-thanks for being my friend- from cleveland ohio ms. coco de loca aka marisa
Stephanie! Thanks so much for the add here and on myspace. I really admire those who have the patience to draw with so much grace and passion. Let's talk more about doing something Juarez-related in Houston! Gracias amiga!
"Dear Maria, I just read this blog and shared it on Face Book. My last image, Corazon Espinado, is my interpretation of your narrative. Interestingly, I had not read it prior to creating the piece. The image is also about tragedy, broken heart,…"