“The Genizaro Experience: A Living Legacy”

“The Genízaro Experience -a Living Legacy and Celebration of History” a pubic symposium and reception recognizing the lives and contributions of Genizaro Indians. May 10, 2011 1:00-5:00 Abiquiú, New Mexico at the Joe Ferran Center.

Call for Young Artists

Who: Youth who have a sense of the Genizaro Heritage* and likely have a personal connection to that heritage.What: Original images depicting the Genizaro Experience in New Mexico from 1693 to present day. Where: All submissions meeting the deadline will be exhibited during The Genizaro Experience” panel discussion on May 10, 2011 in Abiquiu, New Mexico.When: Deadline Submission of final art is April 1, 2011, to be postmarked or hand delivered to: Project Coordinator: Cynthia J. Gomez, 3525 Vail Ave SE #B Albuquerque, NM 87106   or Abiquiu, Library and Cultural Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico. Why: The organizers of the “Genizaro Experience” panel discussion are interested in having youth participate by using the 2007 Legislative Memorial recognizing the Contributions of Genizaro Indians to show through artistic expression what the Genizaro Experience was like over the past 300 years and into present time.

One or more submission will be the foundation for the Program Poster, which will be used to announce the May 10th event throughout the communities of Northern and Central New Mexico. Attachments and Link: Release Form (parent signature required for under 18 years old)   http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/07%20Regular/memorials/senate/SM059.htm

This is a collaborative project of New Mexico Humanities Council; NEH “We the People” Project; Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center; Centro Cultural de la Raza Instituto deAnahuac; National Hispanic Cultural Center; Center for Regional Studies and Pipestone Productions.

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