Adriana Barrios

Between Land and Sea

September 15, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Closing Reception: November 26th

Adriana Barrios is a queer, biracial, Latina, artist who grew up on the coastal borderlands of San Diego, California. Barrios received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barrios has extensive academic and professional experience in printmaking, exhibition design, and arts education. Barrios currently holds the position of Vice President at Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) where she works closely with the US Admissions office and Florence team managing relationships with SRISA affiliates, students, alumni and prospective partners.

She has exhibited her artwork internationally in Italy and Mexico and nationally in New York, New Mexico, and Texas. Barrios' artwork presents a visual response to climate change alongside scientific field work that gives meaning to the social consequences of her lived experience. Barrios uses printmaking, paper making, video, and installation as a way to record and respond to the environmental changes currently happening along the California Coastline due to climate change.

Instagram: adriana_barrios_art

Public Health Madison/Dane County AND Developing Artists, Murals & Alliances

Public Health Mural Exhibit 

December 2, 2023 - January 17, 2024

Reception Date: TBD

At the start of 2020, Public Health Madison and Dane County and their community Steering Committee had just completed data collection on the Community Health Assessment (CHA) when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, putting the work on pause. In 2023, they finally completed the CHA data analysis and report, but wanted to do something creative to get people excited about the next phase of work; the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), enter Developing Artists Mural Alliance (DAMA). Over the summer and fall of 2023, Public Health, partners, DAMA, and community members came together to collaborate on seven unique murals to highlight the CHIP priorities:
-Access to Mental Health Care
-Education Equity
-Food Security
-Green Space
-Racial Diversity and Inclusion

Now, the community can learn more about the CHA process, our mural making process, the CHIP priorities and their connections to health, and what’s next for the CHIP by viewing the completed murals in Garver Canvas throughout December and January.

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