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Molly Mitchell (B.F.A. '12 with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry) accepted in La Frontera

Molly Mitchell, a newly minted graduate (BFA '12 with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry) recently was accepted in La Frontera, an international traveling exhibition juried by Lorena Lazard, Mike Holmes, and Elizabeth Shypertt addressing La Frontera/The Borderlands - the physical space where the relationship between Mexico and the US is most evident. Historically the relationship between Mexico and the United States has been complicated, deep, and conflicted. Due to geography, this relationship is unavoidable and encompasses many underlying currents: economic, political, social, cultural, ecological and ideological. The exhibition La Frontera seeks to explore this physical space and what it represents, Mitchell's work addresses concepts of migrancy through walking with the use of discarded shoe heels and other discarded materials. On the work presented in the exhibition, Mitchell states, "If the circumstances require it, you surround your heart with what you know is true, pack what little you need and walk to where you can build a life. The shield is the faith that we will arrive unharmed. I believe this resolve is needed in order to take the first step on any journey."The exhibition will open in May at the Museo Franz Mayer which houses Latin America's largest collection of decorative arts. Opened in 1986, the museum is located in the historic center of Mexico City in the former San Juan de Dios monastery and hospital, an 18th century structure which was rehabilitated for the museum. The museum specializes in exhibitions of historic and contemporary decorative and fine arts. The exhibition will then travel to the US and open at Velvet da Vinci gallery - one of the most prominent art jewelry galleries in the US specializing in contemporary jewelry and craft based sculpture. Established in 1991, the gallery is currently housed in a converted furniture factory on San Francisco's Russian Hill. The Frostic School of Art is thrilled with Molly's recent esteemed accomplishments and success with her work. We wish her the best as she continues to stride ahead and launch her burgeoning career from her studio in Detroit where she is starting research on a new body of work post graduation.