Chilean arpilleras art exhibit opens Feb. 14 in Potsdam
Marissa Kresge '20, a gallery attendant at the Gibson Gallery, hangs an arpillera as part of the installation of the "Sewn in Protest" exhibition. Jason Hunter | SUNY Potsdam.
POTSDAM -- A "Sewn in Protest: Chilean Arpilleras from the 1970s and '80s" exhibition showcasing handmade Chilean patchwork tapestries called arpilleras opens at SUNY Potsdam's Gibson Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m.The exhibit opening will include a faculty panel discussion on life in Chile during the brutal military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
A reception will follow from 6-8 p.m. with arpilleras on display throughout the gallery.
Caramelo Trio will perform music inspired in Latin American traditions, featuring works by Violeta Parra and Victor Jara.
The exhibition runs until March 30.
A separate collection of arpilleras will also be on display at St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Gallery from March 4, at 7 p.m. through April 11.