Artists in Conversation: Jami Porter Lara

Eat, drink, and be inspired.  

Join artist Jami Porter Lara in conversation over light refreshments.

Porter Lara discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in Border Crossing during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Participants have ample time to explore the galleries, learn about Porter Lara’s work, and engage in small-group conversations.

Required: $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students.

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Albuquerque-based Jami Porter Lara (b. 1969) uses a millennia-old process to make pottery resembling a ubiquitous icon of modern life—the plastic bottle. Intrigued by the remains of ancient pottery as well as plastic bottles discarded by migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border, Porter Lara’s art blurs the line between what we see as natural and manufactured and exposes the porous nature of many types of “borders,” including the permeable boundary between art and rubbish.

National Museum of Women in the Arts