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'Mending': Natalia Quintero


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 18, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE The Front Arte & Cultura, 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173
  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

"Mending" is a sewing project guided by the internment of Japanese Americans during WW2, and the erased stories of minority women.

This project, created by artist Natalia Quintero is part of the Civil Liberties program at the AjA Project.

The installation is on view on the facade of Front Arte & Cultura gallery, Feb. 2 through Feb. 18, 2021, with a virtual walkthrough on Feb. 13. The installation will be lit and viewable after dark, too.

About the artist:
Natalia Quintero was born in 1985 in San Diego, California and currently lives in San Diego. As Chicano Activists her parents encouraged her to be outspoken, expressive through art and to live an optimistic life. Through art Natalia discovered she could overcome adversity, encourage change and bring people together. Becoming a teacher was the catalyst for promoting positive change in her community. Additionally while mothering 3 young children Natalia has gained the perspective and passion to generate a positive impact on her community through public art installations.

Natalia continues to work on her HOPE campaign. A series of painted signs put in public places throughout her community. Her goal is to empower her community by spreading positivity. She is inspired by her late Father who lived a life deeply rooted in optimism. Her current sewing project is guided by the Internment of Japanese Americans during WW2 and the erased stories of minority women. Through sewing Natalia examines the social spaces and narratives that continue to exclude women and their stories.Through Art Natalia continues to investigate ways to empower her community and spread optimism.

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