May 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Interchurch Art Gallery, 1100 W. 42nd St. Indianapolis 46208
The second display features bordado cloths. A tradition found in many parts of Central America, bordados are small cloths embroidered for children by their mothers, usually marking a special occasion. These bordado cloths have been found on trails on America’s southern border, often next to dead bodies. Activist, writer, and artist Valarie Lee James has collected these, and she started a national project where Americans can make their own bordados for people who have lost their lives when crossing desert trails. COIN’s exhibit will offer materials and instructions so that exposition attendees can participate and create their own bordados in solidarity with mothers across the border.
The final display features an photography exhibit from photographer, activist, and IUPUI professor Ana Maria Ferreira. In her work with the South Texas Human Rights Center, she has photographed scenes from the border.
Activists, professors, students, artists, and others will speak at the exhibit bi-weekly, guiding discussion about how these issues there impact our lives, our communities, and our neighbors here.