On Friday evening, Kathleen Pickering, Belen Public Library Director, and artist and arts educator Paula Castillo hosted the BCS District-wide student art exhibit “WHERE HOME IS,” at the
Belen Public Library. This exhibit is curated by the Young Curators Club (YCC) from Infinity High School.
“Where Home Is” features student artwork from Belen High School art students instructed by Egan
Ulbricht, Belen Middle School art students instructed by Camellia Termini, Central Elementary’s
art students instructed by Andrea Torrez, Dennis Chavez’ art students instructed by Travis
Simpson, La Merced art students instructed by Alecia Cargile, La Promesa art students
instructed by Laura Wacha, and Rio Grande Elementary art students instructed by Paula Castillo.
This show focuses on work related to themes of belonging, familiarity, and displacement.
Student artists produced a range of work considering home as an archive of matters and feelings,
and everything in between.
A special thank you to Jo’l Moore and Jane Hocking and the Belen Art League for their generous judging of student work. The exhibit will be available for viewing in the Belen Public Library community room and will be up through May16, 2023. Visitors are welcome to see the exhibit during library hours Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.