Fine Art Paintings by New Mexico Artist Jeri Desrochers
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Braceros

Braceros - Melding History and Art

 a traveling educational art exhibit

Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold Ave., Deming NM - January 6-30, 2018

Columbus, NM Public Library, March 2018

Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., Las Cruces, NM - June through October 2018

Western New Mexico University, Silver City, dates to be announced

Braceros Art Exhibit - Sculptures by Diana LeMarbe, Paintings by Jeri Desrochers

Sculpture, painting and performance art will come together to tell a story that is an often-forgotten part of New Mexico history. “Braceros – Melding History and Art” is a traveling educational art exhibit by Jeri Desrochers and Diana LeMarbe. 

The exhibit was the inspiration of sculptor Diana LeMarbe of Deming. A few years ago she learned of the Braceros program from friend and mentor Velva Hurt. In 1942 as thousands of American men left to fight in World War II the program was developed by the U.S. government to provide labor for farms, dairies and railroads. Lasting until 1964, this program provided millions of Mexican workers with employment and thousands of farmers with a way to address the massive labor shortage.

Braceros - Lettuce Packing by Jeri Desrochers

Sculptural works by LeMarbe will be accompanied by paintings by Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers

Braceros - Abuelo by Jeri Desrochers

For more information please click to contact Jeri.