Earth Connections: Artist Conversation and Workshop

Join us for a unique artist conversation and workshop featuring artists Carolina Aranibar-Fernández and Gloria Martinez Granados in collaboration with Borderlands Restoration Network. The artists come together to share the importance of materiality in their artistic practice, highlighting how oral storytelling, record-keeping, and ritualistic practice interweave with important global concerns in their artwork. Following the conversation, Borderlands Restoration Network’s native plant rogram manager, Perin McNelis, will give a brief introduction to the organization’s efforts to conserve and restore native plant populations in southeastern Arizona and then lead participants in a seed-sowing activity. Participation will support a milkweed propagation project aimed at enhancing habitat for monarch butterflies and other at-risk insect pollinators along their migratory routes through the Arizona/Sonora borderlands. 

Carolina Aranibar-Fernández is a Bolivian-born interdisciplinary artist, educator, and arts administrator. Integrating art with social change for the past 10 years, Aranibar-Fernández has worked with artists, curated and co-developed public projects, and documented the stories of communities and organizations. Aranibar-Fernández’s art and praxis address concerns of displacement, privatization of land, environmental issues, and the invisible-exploited labor that supplies global trade. Her professional career as an artist includes numerous national and international exhibitions, including works featured at the National Museum of Art in Bolivia, the U.S./Mexico border fence, and the Kathmandu Triennale in Nepal and in New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, and Qatar.   

7374 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Starting: 12:30 PM