Galeria La Sirena, at 2905 E. Broadway will be hosting a meet & greet event on October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Mirian Masaquiza, a Salasaca indigenous person from Ecuador.
Mirian is currently First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the U.N. and will be the key note luncheon speaker for the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a non-profit research and educational institution affiliated with the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Mirian will be speaking at 6 p.m.at the gallery about what the U.N. is doing in the field of indigenous peoples’ and women’s education.
Her father Rudy is a tapestry maker and his lovely art work will also be on display at the gallery.
The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade is “dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build trade capacity and promote economic development in the Americas. The Center was founded in 1992 and has worked closely with the public and private sectors on legal reform and development of best business practices in a number of substantive areas, including (but not limited to) the following: alternative dispute resolution, banking, bankruptcy, business formation and associations, competition law and policy, customs, electronic commerce, environment, family law, intellectual property, investment securities, judicial reform and training, labor, products liability, real estate, securitization, secured transactions and transportation.”
Refreshments will be appetizers based on native Tohono O’odham traditional foods.
For more information call Sherry Teachnor, Esq., proprietor of Galeria La Sirena at 319-1262.
This unique gallery (which features Latin and Caribbean art) is west of Country Club, on the north side of Broadway.
Another event at this gallery will an art opening on October 17, 5 to 7:30 p.m. of the work of Peruvian artist Chunga, and an annual tribute to Dia de los Muertos.