October 3, 2018 –
MSU Womxn of Color Initiatives will be hosting Chicana/Diné muralist Nanibah Chacon
Join us for her opening reception is this week
Wednesday October 3, 2018
International Center Room 303 from 5-7pm
Nanibah Chacon a Xicana/Diné muralist will meet with Latinx/Indigenous community members throughout the Greater Lansing area to create a site specific mural focusing on the feminine and her assertion on contemporary ground. On MSU’s campus, Nanibah will visit classes, host a workshop on community engaged art practices, and have an exhibition of her work in the RCAH LookOut Gallery! Her show entitled, Ni' hoosdzaan is a tern in the Dine language that refers to the ground being ready to provide life.
Students will also be able to help in the execution of her mural and attend the public unveiling.
During the month of October 2018, Nanibah will focus her work on the feminine and her relationships to the environment. She is interested in this area of research and dialogue as it breaches multiple forefronts: confronting, history, stories and traditional practices Latinx/Indigenous people, politics, environmentalism, food sovereignty, health and spiritualism. As part of her WoCI Artist-in-Residency, Nanibah will host a series of listening gatherings with elders, students and community participants in the Great Lakes region, supported by the academic resources of MSU in this area of research. The community gatherings and MSU research materials will inform the content and imagery of Nanibah’s work, which will produce a mural speaking to the knowledge shared in the gatherings. A proper unveiling and dialogue will be organized at the end of this project to celebrate the efforts of all involved and the creation of the work.