BSG artist Nora Valdez has lately been working with the community and in shows on issues of resilience, home, and immigration. This summer she directed the Stone Bench Project at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, marking the center's 10 year anniversary. There she worked with teens to create benches which then became a permanent part of a public park or building in a Vermont city.
She was invited for memorial Day to show her project” Immigration Nation” at the Museum of Fine Art Boston giving talks on the subject an her work.
She has been working with Urbano Project as their artist in residence doing “Alone Together, Together Alone,” a solo show addressing themes of immigration and home. She also worked with teens to empower them with an installation called “Still we rise.”
She was an artist in residence for The Eliot School, working with teens to explore the theme of home. The installation will be on display at Galatea Fine Art in November with an artist talk on November 4th.
She was an artist in residence at Salisbury University in Maryland and a mentor/Governors Institute of Vermont at Castleton University.