Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Action

Aquí Descansamos: Día de Muertos Artist Lecture & Workshop

Hosted by Brianna Hernández, In honor of Sylvia D. Hernández
Aquí Descansamos: Día de Muertos Artist Lecture & Workshop

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$0 - $15

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Artist Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter presents works dealing with end-of-life care and grief rituals inspired by Día de Muertos. Attendees are invited to join in to create their own creative rituals.

Artist Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter presents a few of her recent artworks dealing with end-of-life care and grief rituals inspired by Día de Muertos and her Mexican-American heritage. Attendees are then invited to join in to create their own creative rituals with guided instruction from the artist.

Brianna Lynn Hernández Baurichter is a Chicana artist, curator, and educator guided by socially-engaged practices. Her background includes experience working in community organizations, gallery, museum, and higher education settings, and as a consultant with public health researchers. In developing as an artist and creative professional Brianna credits her late mother, Sylvia D. Hernández, as her most significant mentor and inspiration for the creativity, resilience, and compassion she demonstrated throughout her life. Brianna’s creative practice and world-view is also influenced by her mixed heritage from Mexican and German parents, embodying the spirit of a hybrid, eager to form connections and build new realities.

In the studio, Brianna creates installations through several mediums including large-scale charcoal drawings, video art, sculpture, and performances, each incorporating a high level of physicality and movement to reveal knowledge held within the body. Brianna’s current body of work focuses on the experience of providing end-of-life care and subsequent grieving process. In addition to formal artworks, this body of work offers workshops and takeaway resources for viewers to self-educate through the safety of the creative process.

Brianna is currently studying to become a death doula through Going with Grace End-of-Life Training where she is further integrating her arts and public health practices for both the studio and her work with others.

Type:

Ritual & Ceremony Talk, Panel, & Conversation Visual Art Workshop Celebration & Remembrance

Track:

Caregiving Arts & Entertainment End-of-Life Planning Grief Innovation & Design

This event is in honor of Sylvia D. Hernández

I honor my mother Sylvia in all of my work. The creativity, resilience, and compassion she demonstrated throughout her life made me who I am today and is the reason I am able to be an artist. She has given me the strength to harness our shared trauma of her final year of life into new artworks which offer healing, education, and community. She is the inspiration for everything.