El Otro Lado - Caitlyn Moppert


Educational Outreach Program


516 ARTS partnered with The Academy for the Love of Learning to present El Otro Lado: The Other Side - Albuquerque, a community-based arts project that engaged an interdisciplinary, creative process to explore our human connection to land, our sense of home and belonging, and our sense of boundaries and cultural divides. Artist Chrissie Orr and writer Michelle Otero led intergenerational, cross-cultural workshops, in which participants told their stories through journaling, recorded oral narratives, photography, visual arts and written expression. The public was invited to participate in the free workshops at West Side Community Center and Barelas Senior Center, and Chrissie Orr and Michelle Otero led workshops with the Native American Community Academy and at Plaza de Encuentro Gathering Space (a consortium of groups consisting of El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Enlace Comunitario and Southwest Creations Collaborative). The culminating exhibition took place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (November 13, 2010 - January 21, 2011) and public storytelling event took place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on November 13, 2010.