HOOPS by LUNA Collective: Art Opening

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Latinas Unidas en las Artes (LUNA) is a collection of diverse Latina artists with unique viewpoints from the Milwaukee area that create art and offer each other support.

LUNA’s upcoming show at the Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley, “HOOPS”, is “a collective representation of our various Latinx roots, rituals and spirituality. From chunky to dainty, bodega purchased or passed onto us from our familias; see how we deconstruct stigmas and reclaim our HOOPS journeys.”

Join us for this special art opening! Artists will speak at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Show runs September – November, 2019

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THE UEC is delighted to be hosting the LUNA collective, and we asked several of the artists to share their thoughts about how HOOPS connects with the mission of the Urban Ecology Center of connecting people in cities to nature and each other. Their beautiful responses are below:

Everything is connected— just how trees are connected to soil, and how bees are connected to flowers, my hoops are connected to my culture. -Araceli Ramirez Contreras

To me, hoops are arcane. Like the sacred spaces we find in nature and form in our communities, hoop earrings are circles of protection and magic. -Gabriela Riveros

Hoops are a symbol of both strength and femininity. The act of adorning ourselves with ornamentation is a political act, connecting ourselves to our communities thus connecting ourselves to the world. -Yesenia Corona

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September 12
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LUNA – Latinas Unidas En Las Artes
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Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley

3700 W Pierce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215 United States
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http://www.urbanecologycenter.org

LUNA presents: SOL

July 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

LUNA – Latinas Unidas En Las Artes is the artist collective shaking up Milwaukee’s creative landscape and bringing visibility to our communities of Latinx artists.

We invite you to join us Friday 7/26 for the opening of their next exhibition SOL featuring new works by the LUNA collective!

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July 26
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7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Genesis

720 North Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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