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Transnational Cultural Remittances $5,000  | Folk/Traditional Arts | Los Angeles, CA


Forging Bridges Over Fences


Partner: Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center, Mexicali, Baja California, MX


To support Forging Bridges Over Fences, a transnational cultural exchange between Self Help Graphics & Art and Mexicali Rose to explore and dialogue around the many ways that fences have been used in communities of color to enhance livability, relationships between neighbors and build communities, rather than divide them. Through this project participants will learn concept design, working with metal and welding as an artistic medium. This project will also provide young artists with an outlet of artistic expression, while also providing a job skill for sustainability and revenue earning opportunities. Workshops will be held to teach youth the medium of welding to repair and decorate fences around the community, while also learning about mesoamerican design, iconography and symbolism.



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