Western New Mexico University graduate student Grecia Rivas’ political artwork will soon be featured in an exhibit called The Art of the Resistance at the Mimbres Region Arts Council gallery (1201 N. Pope St.) in the Wells Fargo Bank building.
Co-sponsored by WNMU, the show will open with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and will hang through Thursday, Dec. 14.
Rivas’ pieces in The Art of the Resistance will be for sale, and all proceeds will go toward the artist’s named scholarship at Western New Mexico University. The monies in this fund will benefit DACA and undocumented students specifically, as they do not qualify for federal financial aid.
Her posters are political in nature, and most are Rivas’ attempt to raise awareness about immigration issues and uplift viewers. “Many of the concepts revolve around the life of an immigrant,” she said.
At a recent forum about DACA on campus, Rivas showcased her art and sold some of the pieces to benefit the scholarship. “After that, a community member approached me and said he was willing to sponsor me to create another show for the scholarship in the MRAC gallery,” she said.