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THE PROJECT

Finding La Yarda is an immersive multimedia art experience recreating a room from La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers in Lawrence, Kansas from 1920-51. Using film, sound, art and digital storytelling practices, Finding La Yarda brings oral history to life by taking audiences on a cultural journey through time and place.


August 9-September 21, 2024 - Lawrence Arts Center. 

ARTISTS:

Jonathan Christensen Caballero - Ceramics

Ann Dean - Photography

Brenna Buchanan Young - Design Architect

Jeremy Rockwell - Set Construction

Justin Favela - Visual Artist

Marlo Angell and Peter Jasso - Video Projections

LA YARDA RESIDENT CONSULTANTS:
Pedro Romero, Cassie Martinez Romero, Joe Ramirez, Teresa Schwartz, Bob Garcia, Sabina Vasquez, Lazara Romero

LA YARDA FAMILY CONSULTANTS:
Jacinta Langford, Justin Langford, Frank Lemus Jr., Mike Ramirez, Vince Romero, Elena Stephens

EAST LAWRENCE RESIDENT CONSULTANTS:

KT Walsh, Nora Murphy

This project is produced by the Lawrence Arts Center by a sub-award from Stories for All: A Digital Storytelling Project for the Twenty-First Century, an initiative hosted by the Hall Center for the Humanities in partnership with the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas and supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

PROJECT PARTNERS

Lawrence Arts Center
LiveWell Douglas County

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
City of Lawrence Department of Parks, Recreation, Arts and Culture

Douglas County Natural and Cultural Heritage Program

East Lawrence Neighborhood Association

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Watkins Museum of History

 

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