Boise State Basque Studies, in conjunction with the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, is featuring “Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Immigrant Women” on the campus of Boise State University from Feb. 27-April 7. Exhibit coordinator Nere Lete developed this to coincide with the inauguration of the first Basque Studies chair in honor of a women, Boise’s Eloise Garmendia Bieter.
Portraits of Basque Immigrant Women
February 27th – April 7th
This exhibit combines the artistry of black and white environmental photographs of 41 women of various ages by Peter Oberlindacher with excerpts of stories as told by the women who came to the west from their homeland in the Basque Country in Europe. The character, fortitude and dignity of these women is demonstrated through the use of light and natural interior and exterior backgrounds. Excerpts of their stories, recorded during interviews with Begoña Pecharroman, include themes of work, political oppression, and life in their homeland as well as immigration and integration into society in their new home.
Wednesday, March 8th 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Student Union Fine Arts Gallery
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.