The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre continues with Fascinating Eye on the Border, a multi-media meeting of the minds that focuses on two creative women who share cultural and familial ties.
IMPACT | Programs of Excellence presents El Paso/Juarez photographer Monica Lozano and Mexico City filmmaker Viviana Garcia Besne in Fascinating Eye on the Border at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12 in the Philanthropy Theatre at the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com (additional online charges may apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-546-0609.
Fascinating Eye on the Border will feature both women — who recently discovered they were cousins — discussing and showing their work. Lozano is an El Paso-born, Juarez-raised artist whose photographs are inspired by stories of courage from people living in border towns around the world. Her work on French street artist JR’s Inside Out project in Mexico is featured in Be the Change, shown at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
Besne’s documentary Perdida examined her ties to Mexico’s Calderon family, who pioneered movie theater ownership (including El Paso’s Colon theater), production and distribution in Mexico. Perdida played to a sold-out crowd at the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival® in 2011.
Fascinating Eye on the Border is the penultimate production in a new monthly series created by the El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live. It concludes at 2:30 p.m. May 3 with a staged reading of Time and Chance, written and directed by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) of Las Cruces.