Janire Nájera

(Did you miss Spanish artist Janire Nájera’s talk last week? Not to worry – here’s the video!

“The cultural and creative industries … are among the most powerful sources for new development pathways that encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development”. 
United Nations Report on Culture

This interdisciplinary speaker series explores the ways in which the
Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI)
have enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face. The speakers will discuss how they have utilized creativity and cultural forms (including art, film, literature, theater, comics, and photography) to challenge the social order and become leaders and innovators in their fields.

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail
is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist
Janire Nájera
who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail.

Moving Forward, Looking Back
began in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest following the footsteps of trader Antonio Armijo, who opened the route of the Old Spanish Trail between the states of New Mexico and California in the 19th century. Janire Nájera traveled by RV, starting her journey in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the oldest continuously occupied state capital in the United States, and passing by areas of Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Nevada until finally arriving in Los Angeles, California. This journey evokes the spirit of adventure synonymous with the trail and the wider depiction of these six states ever since they were frontier lands or environments of discovery. For more information, please visit the exhibition website,
Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail

Join the Art Collections department for an
Artist Reception
Thursday, February 09, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Argyros Forum, Room 209C
. This event is free and open to all. No RSVP is required. Music and refreshments will be provided, followed by an artist’s talk.

The exhibition will be on view from
February 01 – June 27, 2017
Argyros Forum, 2nd floor, Henley Galleria
. Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm.