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Betty LaDuke: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey

Thursday, July 29 at 8:00am to 8:00pm

More dates through September 6, 2021

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present "Border Lands 2019" in the Adell McMillan Gallery for Summer 2021! Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam. UO ID required to visit the show in person -- a virtual tour will be shared via social media!

Artist statement:

"Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey" is an experience on both sides of the Arizona and Mexico borders. Migrants and asylum seekers, individuals and families from Mexico and Central America desperately seek the American Dream of safety and opportunity. The sketches are amplified with the text to tell their story as well as the humanitarian aid migrants receive from several nonprofit organizations, including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, No More Deaths, Kino Border Initiative, and the Border Community Alliance. The Sisters of Notre Dame in Douglas, Arizona have a presence in the border lands providing their hospitality to all who hunger, thirst, and are in need of compassion. The goal of all these groups is building bridges, not walls. 

As an artist, the sketchbook is my primary means for recording first-hand experience and events. Later, in my studio, I transform select sketches into wood panels. These social justice panels frequently become circulating exhibitions at educational institutions and community art centers, and permanent public installations.

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