Zone of Contention: The US/Mexico Border,
10 Jul 2012
On June 15, 2012, the Weatherspoon Art Museum opened the exhibition, Zone of Contention: The U.S./Mexico Border, which focuses on artists’ investigations of issues related to this geographic area and the subsequent impact upon Greensboro and the state of North Carolina. As part of the exhibition, Palas por Pistolas was presented in an installation that features five shovels and five videos on flat-panel monitors. At the opening reception for the exhibition, with over 700 people in attendance, a tree planting ceremony was held on the east side of the Weatherspoon’s Sculpture Garden. There, a flowering crabapple tree was planted with the assistance of the exhibition curator, Xandra Eden, the Weatherspoon’s director Nancy Doll, and four individuals who are helping new immigrants and contributing to awareness on the importance of the Latino culture and business in Greensboro, including: Elerino Aquino, Deacon, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensboro; Victor Dau, Business Counselor, North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center, High Point; Veronica Grossi, Professor, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and Martha Sosa, a recent immigrant to Greensboro who has benefited from community support.
Photos courtesy of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina