This is 20 minutes north of the US/Mexico border, an area that is both beautiful and lethal. In mid-April, it was 101 degrees while our Education & Exhibition Manager Whitney Valentine and our Marketing Manager Scott Meivogel made the trip down to Ajo, Arizona to document an artist, Tom Kiefer, and his work. Tom’s powerful exhibit, El Sueno Americano will open at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on October 26.
Witnessing the landscape, people and the overall vibe is an essential part of bringing Tom’s exhibit to life. Miles and miles of glorious desolation,
Small roadside towns occasionally dotted the route to the border, made up of one or two general stores and maybe a gas station. Tiny neighborhoods of one-room homes are tucked into the landscape down long dirt roads.
Breaking the US law, yes indeed, but the bravery required to attempt such a trip is overwhelming.
This trip was demanding and
Once Tom’s exhibition, El Sueño Americano, opens later this year here at the SCA, the remaining portion of the story will be told.