a collaboration between El Pueblo History Museum + the Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area
Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras is an artistic conversation with El Pueblo History Museum’s acclaimed history exhibit Borderlands of Southern Colorado. Artists from southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and beyond will be displaying artwork in a variety of mediums, which explore the concept of Borderlands & what homelands are today.
Nearly two dozen Borderlands artists share their part of a dialogue that artists are having always, within a land of shared heritage & history. Curated by Leland Chapin of the Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area, the exhibit showcases diverse art media to expand on the words of philosopher Gloria Anzaldúa, “To survive the Borderlands/you must live sin fronteras/be a crossroads.”
Dr. Chip Thomas / Jetsonorama – Photography, Wheatpaste
Zeke Peña - Illustration
Jeff Slim - Painting
Adria Malcolm - Photography
Arlene Ladell Hayes - Sculpture
Vicente Telles – Natural and watercolor pigments
Miles MacGregor / El Mac – Painting / Mural Arts
A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition.