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On Sunday October 1 through Friday October 6, selected works of Carmen Parra will be featured in a pop up exhibit at the Historic BK House & Gardens in a contemporary gallery space. At a reception on October 3rd from 4-6PM, the artist will discuss her work with the Monarch Butterfly and how it represents migration and evolution in the Americas. Carmen Parra is visiting New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Sept 29-Oct 15 and presenting, among other places, at Tulane University ́s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans.

Throughout her career, Carmen Parra has felt a close kinship to colonial-era artists, finding inspiration in their time and their iconography — altars, baroque architecture, angels, archangels, eagles, butterflies and flowers abound in her work. The world of El Aire populates her dreams. Declaring herself to be the nation’s witness, Mexico’s roots are Carmen Parra’s wings. She was recently named Creadora Emerita by the Mexican Government, one of the highest national honors for a visual artist. For the past several years she has been working with Visual Historian Sarah Borealis on a multi media biography of her life and work.

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