The Bus Sculpture
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) in collaboration with artist Sally Jacobs through a generous grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds foundation are pleased to announce the completion of the Bus Sculpture.
This grant made possible the inclusive public Bus Sculpture. The public artwork will lift up the story of a large, marginalized group: the Latino migrant farmworker community. This mobile and "living" Bus Sculpture will encourage forms of narratives (through art, letters, audio recordings, and other forms of expression) to help bridge the isolated farmworker community with the greater community in which they live.
Duke University Residency
National Farmworker Awareness Week
We are honored that Student Action with Farmworkers through a grant from Dukes Kenan Institute of Ethics in collaboration with Professor Dr. Charlie D. Thompson, had invited us to present the bus and documentary as part of a week-long residency.
The Project Dates:
Buss Sculpture on Duke campus March 23 - 25
Buss Sculpture at Farmworker Institute Conference March 26
El Furturo in Durham March 29
Because of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the residency is no longer in person. Please see the virtual tour of the bus here:
Creative Art Director
Artist, Sally Jacobs: Study of Migrants Working in Sweet Potato Field, Egg Tempera on Panel, 9" x 12"
Sally Jacobs was inspired by her role as Creative Art Dirctor to create The Migrant Series “Landscape Portraits". The series includes drawings and paintings. Jacobs work explores issues such as identity, race, borders, labor control, neo-liberalism and isolation.
For more information, please visit: sallyjacobs.net