A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta

At our 2017 Fall Symposium we continue an art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We are delighted to welcome artist Lina Puerta and her beautiful installation, From Field to Table: Seven Tapestries Honoring Latino Farm Laborers from the American South. The work is currently on display at the Powerhouse here in Oxford, MS.

SFA also commissioned this short documentary by our Pihakis Foodways filmmaker Ava Lowrey profiling Puerta and the inspiration behind the series.

Underwriting for this commission was provided by 21c Museum Hotels, born of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life. Thank you to 21c Museum Hotels along with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, which its beautiful Powerhouse headquarters.