La Familia de Arte

Breath Exchange
4/19/24 – 6/5/24

 When we step into a space, what helps us breathe?
A place of peace helps us exhale.
Spaces of beauty, natural and created, draw us to inhale – to be in-spired.
Laughing, talking, singing – we share breath.
Surrounded with trees and plants, we exchange breath.
Where are the islands for breath in our city?
Where are they needed most?
How do we come together to create those spaces?
Ceramics is the ground of life. With water and fire, it becomes an ideal outdoor partner.
Hardscape. Landscape. City scape.

Join La Familia de Arte, Inc., a community-based art group of 25 artists from the near north and south side, to imagine and create spaces for breath.

The thunderbird by La Familia de Arte

El Rey supermarket, 916 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. Photo taken April 27, 2023 by Sophie Bolich.

La Familia de Arte will host a series of public programs during their residency including:

Breath Exchange Gallery Night Opening
Friday, April 19 |  5-9 PM

Join us on Gallery Night as we celebrate the beginning of La Familia de Arte’s spring residency, Breath Exchange. 

Masterclass: Ceramics for Outdoor Art
Saturday, May 11 | 
10 AM-12 PM | Free

Making ceramic art for outdoors. Ceramic art structures have endured the elements for hundreds of years. Along with artists-in-residence, La Familia de Arte, we will explore the wonderful resilient features of fired clay, and how to create art that keeps its beauty in an urban setting, and maintains through Wisconsin winters and summer sunlight.

Masterclass: Tile Making on a Large Scale
Saturday, June 1 | 10 AM-12 PM | Free

Tile making on a large scale. Warpage. Variance in thickness/shrinkage. Mortaring or epoxy? Wiring to a fence? Hanging? What about that other side of the tile? Free form vs uniform? Come with all your questions for artists-in-residence, La Familia de Arte, about this ancient art that spans the globe!

La Familia de Arte’s Breath Exchange Closing Celebration
Saturday, June 15 | 5-8 PM

Join us as we celebrate the closing of La Familia de Arte’s spring residency, Breath Exchange.

La Familia de Arte Group Photo

Thank you to the many supporters who made our residency possible, especially the Ruth Foundation for the Arts.