Spirit Sees Red
by M.E. Guadalupe Rubi
On view in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
September 18 through November 21
Spirit Sees Red is a meditation on memory: the stories we inherit and those we create to remember. Drawing inspiration from the First Nations tradition of the sacredness of the color red, Latin folklore, and the desire to reclaim an Indigenous narrative, artist M.E. Guadalupe Rubi embraces botany and the natural world as a source of healing and reconciliation.
This exhibition is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.
Note: At select times, the Visitor & Administration Building, where the Gallery is located, may be closed. Please call ext. 200 for specific information about current open hours. Showing proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to enter, except for individuals who are ineligible for vaccination. We will be accepting the CDC Vaccination Card, the Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App. The latter two are downloadable via Google Play and the App Store.
Meet the Artist Events
Opening Reception for Spirit Sees Red
Thursday, September 30, 5 to 8pm
Guests met artist M.E. Guadalupe Rubi at the opening reception for the exhibition, Spirit Sees Red.
‘Crazy’ Quilt – Making Memory with Community
Sundays, October 10 & 17, 10:30am-1pm
Participants helped create this uniquely American fiber folk art with artist, M.E. Guadalupe Rubi, in conjunction with her exhibition. They learned basic stitching and embroidery, and shares stories while sitting in the Garden.
About the Artist
Mary Evangeline Guadalupe Rubi is a native New Yorker, Costume Designer, puppeteer, wig enthusiast, rogue taxidermist, and fiber artist of Latin (Nicaraguan) and Metis descent. Miss Rubi’s creative endeavors have been seen on New York stages, in film, and in galleries. This past year, she was the recipient of the Traditional Craft Mentorship in Fiber at John C. Campbell Folk School. Her traditional education in craft studies started her on the journey to create, ‘The Spinster Project’, a new development of fiber art honoring women and the history of craft in the Americas. She is the Director of Education for Triple 9 Arts, a DIY arts collective dedicated to creating financially accessible space for artists and performers. She is also a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association and Crafting the Future.
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