Library patrons invited to show off Uvalde via art display

The beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder, and it is in this vein that Concan-based artist Leah Foster-Guerrero has created this month’s participatory art installation at El Progreso Memorial Library.

Guerrero asks library visitors to be the artist with Uvalde as the subject matter. The installation calls for visitors to share how they see Uvalde, including likes and dislikes, or show what it is like to live in Uvalde.

Supplies are provided for drawing or writing one’s perception.

Once finished, the artwork is placed on the wall within one of the gold frames Guerrero has placed on the wall.

With a background in conceptual participatory art, Guerrero said she enjoys creating spaces for others to be expressive.

She has worked as an artist and art teacher. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in New York.

“Art is so much more than a thing on the wall that you look at and you don’t understand,” said Guerrero. “It can be inclusive.”


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