October 21, 10:30 AM
Note that this event takes place before the Museum’s other galleries open
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“We are one only heart, one only soul, one only earth.”
–Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami shaman
Join us Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 am, as artists Bel Falleiros and Yvette Molina welcome the community to Yvette Molina: A Promise to the Leaves. They will lead a ritual ceremony in the exhibition before moving outside to welcome the elements and create a sacred space.
This event is free and open to the public.
Yvette Molina is a Mexican-American artist focused on the relationship between justice and care. Her work, often emanating from her community engagement and activism, incorporates processional banners, ritual, storytelling, costumes, collage, painting, and sculpture. Molina has exhibited across the United States and internationally, including at the Stockholm Fringe Festival, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Arsenal Contemporary Art, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NADA FAIR, and the Legion of Honor and de Young Museums of California. Molina lives in Oakland, California.
Bel Falleiros is a Brazilian artist whose practice focuses on place and belonging. She has worked to create spaces for grounding and connecting people, stories, nature and place, at Pecos National Park, NM (2016), Burnside Farm, Detroit (2017), Santa Fe Art Institute’s Equal Justice Residency – in collaboration with Tewa Women United, NM (2018), Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2020), The Border Project, New York (2021) and Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo (2022–23). She was a More Art Engaging Artist Fellow (2021) and an artist-in-residence for the Dia: Teens Program (2021–22) and is a Wave Hill Sunroom Project fellow, presenting a solo exhibition there in fall 2023. She is the founder of the group Manxs Americanxs (2018–current), a gathering group that connects women and non-binary people from Latin America living in New York and working with issues of culture, immigration, and identity. Beyond her studio practice, she participates in collaborative projects across the Americas connecting art, education, and autonomous thinking.