Karina A. Monroy
December 14, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Welcome Gallery
part of a series on Tradition
About the speaker
Karina A. Monroy was born and raised in Southern California. In 2016 she received her B.A. in art and anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Karina’s upbringing as a daughter of Mexican immigrants has led her to seek a life and career dedicated to the social justice and representation of Latinx communities. Her work has been a process of decolonization and rediscovery of her ethnic identity. Karina’s primary research focuses on highlighting the often underappreciated and underrepresented brilliance, magic and feminine power of “abuelita knowledge” within Latinx-Chicanx- Mexican culture. Through shared story-telling and learning exchanges, Karina has been able to collaborate with Latinx communities from California to Mexico, and now Virginia. In addition to her community and artistic work, Karina takes joy in the little things in life like cooking, sewing, eating chocolate, talking to her plantitas and of course, drinking tea and spending time with her abuelita.
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New City Arts
New City Arts is a 501©3 community arts organization founded in 2009 to support artists and facilitate cultural participation in Charlottesville, VA. Working to make Charlottesville a more livable place for artists by creating connections between artists and unique audiences through creative conversations, art spaces, and community-building collaborations, New City Arts serves approximately 60 Charlottesville area artists and 6,000 audience members annually. For more information about core programs including Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville SOUP, the New City Artist-in-Residence Studio Space, Housing2Home, and more, visit newcityarts.org.
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Welcome Gallery is located at 114 3rd St. NE (on the downtown mall between Fleurie Restaurant and The Salad Maker). This space also houses NCAI offices and studio space. The gallery housed on 3rd St. NE primarily exhibits interdisciplinary, Charlottesville area artists.
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