Sunday, February 3, 2008

"LAS GALLAS" on the move

Saturday, February 2nd- Gallas perform at UPenn
Las Gallas performed at The Annenberg Theater at University of Pennsylvania for the MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Atzlán) Conference. We presented a melody of written works that gave the audience a taste of what we do.

Friday, February
1st- Special Reading- Frida and Me, Common Threads
Las Gallas presented a special reading at the opening reception for "Frida and Me, Common Threads" exhibition at the Projects Gallery. The exhibition featured works by four Latina contemporary artists, Galla- Michelle Angela Ortiz, Marta Sanchez, Doris Nogueira-Rogers and Marilyn Rodriguez-Behrle. The show and readings presented how all the artists related to Frida and her legacy.

January/ February- "Finding the Frida in Us" Leadership Workshops

Las Gallas are leading workshops sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Education Department. The workshops are for young women to learn, be inspired and explore Frida Kahlo’s life and art.

We are working with high school students from various schools and college students who are part of the Youth Civic Engagement program of Temple University. We are providing interactive workshops in the arts to young women that will expand their understanding of the importance of the arts and how various forms are connected to one another and to daily life.

Throughout this creative process, the young women will be learning about Frida Kahlo’s life and how sometimes great leaders are people who you don’t notice, but they spur people to do something.

Las Gallas are overall exploring the Frida in us, How do we lead? Physically, visually, with the spoken and written word? What are the leadership qualities we all possess.

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