Sunday, November 18, 2007

Esperanza Martell, Esculturas y Poesia

Puerto Rican Sister Esperanza Martell, longtime political prisoner activist, Cuba supporter, internationalist, deeply immersed in movement to free Mumia and Leonard Peltier, human rights fighter ... and so much more ... will be showing her beautiful and unique art on Friday November 23rd. We invite you all to join us.

Cemí Underground
1799 Lexington Avenue (112 St. el barrio)

Esperanza Martell, Esculturas y Poesia

Friday, November 23, 2007 at 7:00PM
Exhibition & Opening Reception
(Exhibition runs until December 11, 2007)

Esperanza Martell is a Human Rights / Peace activist, educator, mother, poet / artist, specializing in organizational / leadership development, team building, conflict resolution, diversity training, Popular Education, alternative healing, and transformative counseling. Her area of specialization in Art is Ceramics and Sculpture.

Art is an expression of her politics, culture, and spirituality, which informs her social justice work. Her African / Taino ancestors used art magically in healing and to give meaning to their existence. She does the same by creating ceramic sculpture from nothing, allowing total self-expression. She hand builds, using traditional African / Taino images and methods. Throughout all her work Taino pictographs and other healing symbols are use. Her Cemís, Amulets, Tiles, Bowls, Mask, and Figures reflect her love for her ancestral roots. Her women centered work opens individuals to their historical roots generating healing, inner power and transformation. She is inspired by the earth / ocean / stars and humanity.

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