Social Pollinators – Bottle Art Installation
On Monday August 6th 2018, Sarita Hernández, a Chicago-based artist, artistically guided the Heritage Garden for their Social Pollinator Bottle Art Installation at the Latino Cultural Center. Social Pollinators are people who are active participants in positive social change for their communities through efforts ranging from but not limited to sharing ideas to organizing community meetings. Each bottle, crafted individually by a Heritage Gardener and Latino Cultural Center Staff, is symbolic of the dynamic that being a Social Pollinator entails. They are installed in each of the eight satellite gardens the Heritage Garden cultivates.
Sarita Hernández is a Chicago-based artist who also works at the National Museum of Mexican Art. She focuses on the conservation of history and resilience of Queer and Mexican-American communities through various vehicles such as printmaking, written pieces, and public speaking engagements.