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, October 15 - November, 2018
Bone Creek Museum, David City, NE August 1 - November 17, 2019
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.
Sculptural works by LeMarbe will be accompanied by paintings by Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers
For more information please click to contact Jeri.