Honor Thesis Helps Artist, Community to Heal from Trauma

University of New Mexico senior Gerald Lovato was a child when he first realized the power of creating art to escape and heal from trauma. Now looking forward to graduating in December, he will share his work in his senior thesis project, which is an interdisciplinary approach to making art to create a social impact and promote community healing.

Lovato’s non-traditional exhibitions aims to be a safe space for community interaction and healing, using art as a catalyst for creating conversations between youth, adults, and elders throughout Albuquerque.

His one day exhibition, “Gerald Lovato: Burque Unite,” will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, at the Orpheum Community Hub and Homewise Homeownership Center, 500 2nd St. SW in Albuquerque.

Full Article by Mary Beth King