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Lecture to feature artists in exile

Martivón GalindoCentral American artists in exile will be the topic of an upcoming lecture and book reading by Martivon Galindo of Holy Names College.

Galindo will present “Artists in Exile” on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. She will also read from her new book, Como amaestrar un tigre (How to Tame a Tiger), on Thursday, May 9, at 11:45 a.m. in the Northwest Room in Dillin Hall.

During the lecture, which focuses on art production of Central American artists in exile, Galindo will address issues of memory, trauma caused by war and art as a political medium. She will share samples of her own work as well as that of artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Galindo’s artistic work depicts themes of memory, fragmentation and pain as a result of the experience of war. Her paintings and engravings have been exhibited in the U.S., El Salvador and Japan. Her latest book of short stories, Como amaestrar un tigre (How to Tame a Tiger), focuses on survivor testimonies of war. She is the author of Retazos and Whisper of Dead Leaves, and co-editor of a collection of short stories by Latino writers in the U.S., Imponiendo Presencias. Her poems, stories and essays have been published in anthologies, literary magazines and newspapers in Mexico, El Salvador and the U.S.

Trained as an architect, Galindo now holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and teaches in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.

For more information, contact Sharon Bailey Glasco at ext. 2306 or sglasco@linfield.edu.