We are the guardians of the language and culture. We watch over the dreams, aspirations and fears of our communities. We are sisters, mothers, grandmothers and lovers. We carry the stories and the “chismes” of the day just to keep life going. We are the source and the light. We are invisible in the eyes of the powerful. We are disposable for some yet indispensable for all.

(Maruca Salazar, Curator)

Our fall exhibition opens with artists whose devotion is reflected within the most delicate detail of every piece. Where the walls echo the rich color, pattern, and iconography of Latina art. Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna (+), Arlette Lucero, Meggan DeAnza and contributor Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence use their creative energy to ignite what you may have thought was puro cuento, pure myth.

We are Celebrating local Latinas who have been working in their communities as culture-shakers, educators, and artists for the last 30 years by providing a platform that opens a dialogue to strengthen the ideas surrounding women of color. Museo will be immersed by large-scale installations that depict the multifaceted identities of Latina women. Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be contributing a community installation of 1,000 butterflies. with audio that will carry the voices of women that have suffered and persevered from the hands of domestic violence.

In Spanish, las hadas means the fairies, but ‘adas’ is a suffix which signifies gender in an action verb. The title of the exhibit has two meanings. The artists featured are local fairy godmothers of Latino art and culture, but they are also ____-adas.