By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt.
by Maurice Hewitt.
|Looking at a few of the 25 Million Stitches.|
Guest-curated by Sacramento-based fiber artist Jennifer Kim Sohn, it makes the enormity of the current refugee crisis both visual and emotional, helping us to view every one of the estimated number of refugees worldwide as a fellow-human and potential neighbor. With over 2,000 embroidered panels joined in muslin hangings suspended from the ceiling, you can not only walk through and around the exhibition, but also become part of it by contributing your written impressions to a card-filled wall nearby or adding your own stitch to the embroidery hoop downstairs on the Commons Level.
|Local students completing class assignments after viewing the exhibit.|
|Among our favorites are the supersized rosary above and the really big shoes below both by Diana Benavidez, a local piñata artist who is now the Education Specialist at Mingei.|
|We also loved the two birds above and below by Roberto Benavidez. (No relation to Diana!)|
|Amorette Crespo made this free-standing piñata in honor of her mother who taught her traditional dances when she was a child.|
|Two eye-catching pieces by Lorena Robletto, a former social worker for immigrants who began making artful piñatas a decade ago, and now has a Los Angeles studio/storefront where her team creates custom piñatas.|
Here are photos of a few of the brothers’ inimitable creations:
|A giant lunar module.|
|At the table.|
|On the wall by the table.|
|A lenticular painting in the back room: watch it move as you do.|
For more info see https://icasandiego.org/art/de-la-torre-brothers-post-columbian-futurism/
Lonnie Burstein Hewitt is an award-winning author/lyricist/playwright who has been writing about arts and lifestyles in San Diego County for over a dozen years. You can reach her at email@example.com