Retablo: A Message Of Hope

 From left to right: John Gallegos, Marquell Hicks, and Antonio Martinez. Photo by Laura Marcus-Green
From left to right: John Gallegos, Marquell Hicks, and Antonio Martinez. Photo by Laura Marcus-Green

N’MPower participant, Antonio Martinez, interviews Spanish Colonial artist John Gallegos, in a community engagement project between the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience exhibit, “Let’s Talk About This: Folk Artists Respond to HIV/AIDS Awareness” and Youth Media Project.  John’s intent behind his retablo, “Imaginar”, which is featured in the exhibit, is to convey a message of hope for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.  Through the telling of this story, Antonio reveals his own experience of confronting his sexuality within his family and his faith.

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