Picturing Paradise / Destellos del Paraiso is a traveling exhibition featuring a series of over fifty embroidered and appliquéd fabric artworks of varying sizes and themes created by two women’s cooperatives in Peru, celebrating women, faith and creativity as a force for transformation. Exhibition is curated by Rebecca Berru Davis (LMU '75), and brought to LMU by the Department of Theological Studies and the William H. Hannon Library
On March 13, 2014 we celebrated the opening of Picturing Paradise/Destellos del Paraiso, a series of over fifty embroidered and appliquéd fabric artworks of varying sizes and themes created by two women’s cooperatives in Peru, celebrating women, faith and creativity as a force for transformation. Rebecca Berru Davis, (LMU Alumna) curator and scholar of this traveling exhibition spoke about these women artists who through their art reflect creativity, resilience, and hope despite the harsh conditions of their lives, with a response in poetry by Sarah Maclay and Gail Wronsky, from the LMU English Department. The talk began at 6:30 p.m., with an exhibition viewing and reception in the atrium immediately following. Cuadros were on sale at this event, with all proceeds to benefit the women’s cooperatives producing the works.
En este segundo programa relacionado a la exhibición Destellos del Paraíso (presentada en la biblioteca William H. Hannon Library del 10 de marzo al 27 de junio, 2014), Cecilia González-Andrieu (antigua alumna de LMU y Profesora Asociada de Estudios Teológicos) acogerá una conversación sobre la importancia de la fe y agencia de mujeres expresadas a través del arte con Mónica Cabrera (Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Modernas), Rubén Martínez (Departamento de Inglés), los estudiantes de RESILIENCE, y otros miembros de la comunidad Latina de LMU.
Exhibit sponors: Chicana/o Latina/o Student Services, CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice, Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair (English), Graduate Theological Studies, Latina/o Alumni Association, Modern Languages and Literature, LMU Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative, Peace Studies, Resilience, Theological Studies, Viernes por la Tardes, William H. Hannon Library, Women’s Leadership Council
- "'Picturing Paradise' at the William H. Hannon Library", The Los Angeles Loyolan, March 13, 2014
- "At LMU: 'A small window into God's reality'", The Tidings, March 6, 2014