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Aves de Fuego: Personal reflections on the Spanish Inquisition

A new exhibition of paintings by educator and artist Lucia Torres opens with a reception on March 17, 2016. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Lucia Torres is a Chicana Jew with indigenous heritage currently living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her mother’s family fled Spain to escape the Inquisition and her indigenous father was from the mountains of Monterrey. Nahalat Shalom will host this exhibition of her new work, which explores the effects the Inquisition has had on her family and is part of her process of reclaiming her Jewish heritage, which was hidden for many generations.

Aves de Fuego means firebirds and this collection of abstract water color, acrylic and oil paintings explores a deeply personal confrontation of historical trauma. Works entitled Introducion a mi Cultura/Introduction to my Culture, Rebirth of Consciousness, Kerido Mio/My beloved, Consevido bajo las Llamas/Conceived under the Flames, and others surround the viewer with a sophistication of color, energy and emotion.

This reception is open to everyone and free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

What: Aves de Fuego: Reception for the artist Lucia Torres.

When: March 17, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: The Gallery at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

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