Decolonizing our Culture w/Christina Margarita Erives & Adán Deloza
Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 5:00–7:00 PM • In Person • $25
Join us for an artistic evening, including a gallery tour followed by a salsa-making demonstration and tasting.
Your evening includes an artist-led tour of AMOCA’s Vault Gallery, featuring Con o Sin?, a culinary-inspired installation by Christina Erives on view in Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay. As Erives says, “I invite my audience to sit at this imagined table and consider what they would like to take on their plate, not just in terms of food but also symbolically in terms of tradition and gender roles: what do you want to pass on to the next person, and what should be left behind on the table?”
After viewing Erives’s work in the Vault, we’ll move to the Studio Classroom to learn about the evolution of Mexican cuisine and taste salsas with Adán Deloza, aka @Salsa.Queer.
Christina Erives was born in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA and MA from California State University of Northridge and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a Resident Artist and Instructor at New Mexico State University, Belger Craneyard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the University of Montana. Erives received an Emerging Artist Award from NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, in 2017.
Adán Deloza says, “With a ten year career in culinary arts, I’ve managed to make a name for myself on an international level. Being a Queer child of immigrants I can best describe my culture as “Ni de aquí i, ni de allá.” Now I’m a small business owner and on a journey to Decolonize my life.” Follow Adan Deloza, aka @Salsa.Queer, on Instagram.
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