Exhibition Details


Location: Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery
Dates: August 30, 2017
to November 14, 2017

In collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Phoenix-based teaching artist Emily Costello, Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present an installation featuring artwork created by teenage boys from a local shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central and South America. Throughout the summer, participants visited the Museum to draw inspiration from the current exhibition, Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest. They shared observations and interpretations, practiced sketching, and learned painting techniques. The results are visually rich narratives that demonstrate how each young artist connects with their roots. The pieces in the installation are diverse, yet reflect shared experiences, issues of heritage, culture, identity, life, love, spirituality, dreams, environment and memories.

Phoenix Art Museum is a long-standing partner of Free Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to using artistic expression to help heal children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect and homelessness. 
 
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En colaboración con Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona y Emily Costello, una artista docente radicada en Phoenix, el Museo de Arte de Phoenix tiene el orgullo de presentar una instalación de obras creadas por jóvenes de un albergue para menores de edad no acompañados de Centro y Sudamérica. Durante el verano, los participantes visitaron el Museo para tomar inspiración de la exhibición actual, Cruces fronterizos: México y el suroeste de Estados Unidos. Compartieron sus observaciones e interpretaciones, practicaron el dibujo, y aprendieron técnicas de pintura. Los resultados son unas ricas narrativas visuales que demuestran cómo cada artista joven se conecta con sus raíces. Aunque sean diversas, las piezas reflejan experiencias compartidas como temas sobre la herencia, la cultura, la identidad, la vida, el amor, la espiritualidad, el medioambiente, y las memorias.

El Museo de Arte de Phoenix ha sido colaborador durante muchos años de Free Arts, una organización sin ánimo de lucro dedicada al uso de la expresión artística para ayudar a sanar a niños que han experimentado el trauma del abuso, el abandono, y el estar sin hogar.

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Installation Sponsors

The Soul of My Roots (El Alma de Mis Raíces) is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. The installation will be on view through November 14 in the Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.

The Soul of My Roots (El Alma de Mis Raíces) es organizada por el Museo de Arte de Phoenix en colaboración con Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. Será exhibida hasta el 14 de noviembre en Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery, y se ha hecho possible gracias a los donantes al fondo annual del Museo.

Hours and Admission

The Soul of My Roots / El Alma de Mis Raíces is on view in the Wolfswinkel Education Building, located in the south courtyard of Phoenix Art Museum.

**Please note: Hours of admission will vary from the normal operating hours of Phoenix Art Museum.**

This installation is open free of charge to the general public during the following hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8 am-5 pm
Wednesdays: 8 am-7 pm
Weekends (except Discount Tire Free Family Weekends): CLOSED

Discount Tire Free Family Weekends (September 9-10, October 14-15, November 11-12)

Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays: noon - 5 pm

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Press Information

Media images and credit lines: linked here

Press Release: linked here

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Image Credits

Exhibition Page: Free Arts Participants, Redentor (Redeemer), 2017.

Left: Free Arts Participants, La Historia de Tecun Uman (Tecun Uman's History), 2017.

Center: Free Arts Participant, Todo Camino Tiene Su Fin (Every Road Has Its End), 2017.

Right: Free Arts Participants, Untitled (Sin Titutlo), 2017.