LaShawnda Crowe
Artist LaShawnda Crowe

LaShawnda Crowe will be on UNM's main campus for the exhibit Necessary Force: Art in the Police State Sept. 17-20. The exhibit is currently on display at the UNM Art Museum through Dec. 12.

The exhibition probes the systemic forces in our past and in our society that continue the violation of civil rights in our nation.

Crowe will introduce Quilt VIII, titled All My Relations, which will be an interactive project with the Albuquerque community, helping the artist build the quilt. The quilt is meant to represent the relationship between the black, brown and red people and their fight against injustice.

Crowe invites participants to share ideas for the quilt and brainstorm ideas on how to reflect the current climate in New Mexico and how to come together through the creative process.

The Insights Lecture will be on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m., where Crowe will lead a discussion on community building and arts-based community development.

The Free Quilting Workshop will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CFA Downtown Studio space. Here, participants will be brainstorming ideas for the All My Relations quilt. The brainstorming will start at 10 a.m. and then the creation of the quilt will begin from there. All participants are encouraged to come willing to share their ideas.