SUNY Ulster welcomes Marielena Ferrer as their Visiting Artist. Her “Broken Monarchs” exhibit is on display in the Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. Ferrer will also host two 45-minute public workshops in collective artmaking, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 21 and 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Gallery. Learn about the monarch butterfly migration quest and its symbolic connection to migrant children at the U.S.-Mexican border. Registration is required at https://conta.cc/3J79Wo4.
Broken Monarchs” is a unique representation of the effects of confining animals that naturally migrate and how there are similar activities in society today. In her art exhibition, Ferrer takes the audience on a trip through her eyes on the “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexican border.
As a socially engaged artist, Ferrer serves as the chair for both Kingston City Arts Commission and the Alianza Cultural de Kingston. Additionally, she sits on the Family of Woodstock Board of Directors, Arts Mid-Hudson Advisory Board, and is a teaching artist at the Department of Regional Art Workers in Midtown Kingston.
Originally studying architecture at Central University of Venezuela, she later earned a certificate of distinction in “Leadership and Empowerment” from Spain’s Polytechnic University of Valencia and a diploma in “Gender Leadership” through the EQUAL Transnational Cooperation Community Initiative of the European Social Fund. Ferrer also earned a University Expert Diploma in “Mental Health, Cultural Processes and Psychological Interventions with Immigrants, Minorities and the Socially Excluded” from the University of Barcelona. She holds a BFA in Sculpture and is currently pursuing her MFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz.
Gallery hours for the “Broken Monarchs” exhibit are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
For more information, contact Christopher Seubert at 845-687-5134.
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