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We are Reflections: Celeste Contreras Skierski

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June 26, 2024 – December 15, 2024

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"We Are Reflections: Celeste Contreras Skierski" is a solo exhibition of new works by Celeste Contreras Skierski, produced during her artist residency at Villa Terrace Art Museum. 

Celeste Contreras Skierski is a Milwaukee-based Xicana artist who works in mixed media to share stories of ceremony, palimpsests, and memory with reflections of identity. She is a graduate and new professor at UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and manages Studio Tlacuilo + Library, a new artist’s book library presenting works by Tlacuilo creatives at House of Rad in the Riverwest neighborhood.

Celeste Contreras Skierski's art is not just a product of her creativity but a reflection of her spiritual existence and practice. Over twenty-four weeks as Villa Artist-in-Residence, she carved and stamped a rubber stamp each day, contemplating our time in a world torn by war and turmoil. Her practice is a testament to the universal Indigenous philosophy of 'We are Reflections of Each Other,' a belief in our interconnectedness as mirrors of one another.

Exhibition Events

26 Jun

RSVP Opening Reception: "We Are Reflections: Celeste Contreras Skierski"

June 26, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP to the opening reception of Villa Artist-in-Residence Celeste Contreras Skierski's solo exhibition "We Are Reflections" at the Villa.

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