Adams State Art Symposium final events scheduled

ALAMOSA – Closing night for La Monarca, an Adams State University Art Symposium, will include five short films spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal. The event is free and open to the public.

“Panama Canal Stories,” (2014, USS) begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Visual Arts Building room 227.

La Monarca represents beauty, migration, and transformation. These qualities are the conceptual starting point for a symposium that aims to cultivate discussion around the persistent and enduring effects of colonialism in the Americas. Through looking at the visual culture of indigenous and other underrepresented groups this symposium will highlight a chorus of voices and visions from the American Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America.

A closing reception for the Hatfield Gallery exhibit, “Local Traditions, Contemporary Visions,” will take place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. The exhibition, currently on display, features select pieces from the Adams State Luther Bean Museum collection with work from artists featured in the La Monarca Symposium. Hatfield Gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Caption: The final week of Adams State University La Monarca includes five short films on lives impacted by the Panama Canal./Photo courtesy of