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Opening Reception for Exhibit: Arte de Quilotoa — Ecuadorian Art in Response to the COVID Pandemic
March 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The UWM at Waukesha Library and the Organization de Lideres Latino Americanos (OLLA) student organization at the Waukesha campus are pleased to announce an art exhibit “Arte de Quilotoa: Ecuadorian Art in Response to the COVID Pandemic” that will be on display in the Library from March 28 through May 26.
The exhibit consists of twelve contemporary paintings by indigenous artists from the rural community of Quilotoa. These works reflect the impact that COVID has had on indigenous communities in the South American country and were commissioned as part of an ongoing research project by UWM at Waukesha anthropology faculty member, Joe Quick.
Dr. Quick’s dissertation (UW Madison, 2018) is on indigenous development and institution-building in the highlands of Ecuador. The paintings will become part of the permanent art collection at the Waukesha campus.
All are invited to attend an opening reception on Tuesday, March 28 at noon in the UWM at Waukesha Library. Dr. Quick will be on hand to answer questions about the research project and the role of art in helping us understand indigenous perspectives on health and healing. Light refreshments will be served.