October 12th, 2017 – January 14th, 2018
We are the guardians of the language and culture. We watch over the dreams, aspirations and fears of our communities. We are sisters, mothers, grandmothers and lovers. We carry the stories and the “chismes” of the day just to keep life going. We are the source and the light. We are invisible in the eyes of the powerful. We are disposable for some yet indispensable for all.
TODAY WE ARE HERE! – Maruca Salazar, Curator
Las (H)adas, will feature site-specific installations by five Colorado Latina artists – Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna (+), Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza. The exhibition will run from October 12, 2017 – January 14, 2018. The opening reception will be at Museo de las Americas at 861 Santa Fe Drive on Thursday, October 12 from 6 – 9 pm.
We are Celebrating local Chicana artists who have been working in their communities as activists, educators, and artists for the last 30 years and providing a platform that opens a dialogue to strengthen the ideas surrounding women of color. Museo will be overtaken by large-scale installations that depict the multifaceted identities of Latina women. Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be contributing a community installation of 1,000 butterflies. Audio will carry the voices of women that have suffered and persevered from the hands of domestic violence.
Las (H)adas explores cultural connections linked to the idea of identity and bicultural influences. Exploring this process unveils for us how far our postcolonial, consumerized mind has distanced itself from our humanity: sacred, magical, and divine.
In Spanish, las hadas means the fairies, but ‘adas’ is a suffix which signifies gender in an action verb. The title of the exhibit has two meanings. The artists featured are local fairy godmothers of Latino art and culture, but they are also ____-adas.