To Practice Taking Root by artist Paloma Núñez-Regueiro is a collection of works curated for the Saugatuck Center for the Arts summer program. Inspired by her childhood in Peru, Paloma’s intention is to offer a cohesive collection of artwork that shines a light on the struggles of minorities in our communities. Her works take on four different formats – 2D, 3D, installation, and auditory. Paloma, now a resident of Ann Arbor, is a printmaker, artist, and instructor who believes that art is a tool to create social change.
To Practice Taking Root is a collection specifically curated for the gallery at the SCA. This exhibition journey begins with Paloma’s Guarumo monoprints, never-before-seen printed portraits (some of which tell the stories of minorities from around Saugatuck), and interactive installations to leave your own mark and tell your story. These works explore the hurdles that minorities have to overcome to rise into better places, the invisibility that is suffered, and the conditions that are too often dismissed – and how we can share our stories to create one big voice.
Born in Lima, Peru; Paloma’s mother is Mexican and her father is Chinese-Peruvian. In 1983, when she was 9 years old, Paloma and her parents made the difficult decision to uproot their family and flee to Mexico to escape the dangers of war. In Mexico, she was nurtured in creativity and taught to see herself as an artist. Many years of education, expression, travel, and lessons have led to Paloma’s current residence in Ann Arbor, MI – where she is an artist at Ypsi Alloy Studios. Paloma’s works can be found around the country and published in many catalogs and magazines.
In Partnership with CultureVerse
The third piece of this creative puzzle is CultureVerse, an artistic technology non-profit also based in Ann Arbor. Together, these three organizations have created digital galleries of Paloma’s work and studio, providing more access and tools for a larger impact. You can experience Paloma’s works from wherever you are through the power of this 3D experience.
Creative hands-on programming is available for learners of all ages inspired by, and working with, artist Paloma Núñez-Regueiro. Students can work directly with Paloma with both in-classroom and fieldtrip programming; but students aren’t the only ones getting creative. Behind the scenes experiences, specially curated dinners with Paloma and Chef Mindy Trafman, and so much more are also available for adults this summer!
Don’t let the inspiration stop at the doors of the SCA. Bring a piece of Paloma’s work home with you. Works available for purchase online or at the box office.