A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta

A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta
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At the Southern Foodways Alliance 2017 Fall Symposium we continued an art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. SFA welcomed artist Lina Puerta and her beautiful installation, From Field to Table: Seven Tapestries Honoring Latino Farm Laborers from the American South. This short documentary profiles Puerta’s process as an artist and the inspiration behind the series.

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Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Since 2005, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. As creator of PeaceTakesCourage, millions have viewed Ava’s work and she has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more. As a director Ava has completed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the American south.