Arizona Storytellers: Identity & Immigration

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Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we celebrate the new art installation at the Desert Botanical Garden by Mexican artist Margarita Cabrera.

Space in Between-Arizona centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices, and sustainability. Cabrera will lead workshops with communities from the Arizona region to create soft sculptures of desert plants made from recycled Border Patrol uniforms and embroidered with personal stories of immigration.

The artwork will be displayed at the Desert Botanical Garden from October 7 – February 12, 2017 and will be the launch for a national traveling exhibition the following year.

Featured tellers:

Daniel González, reporter covering immigration and Latino issues for The Arizona Republic.

Laura Gomez-Rodriguez, reporter covering politics, business, and MCSO for La Voz

Alfredo Gutierrez, longtime activist and former Arizona senator, author of "To Sin Against Hope: How America Has Failed its Immigrants."

Theotis Sharpe, Wells Fargo treasury management sales analyst

Kathy Cano Murillo, professional artist known as the Crafty Chica

Katie Hae Leo, actress and performer

Cindi K-Harbottle, retired airline attendant
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