The Identity Center NDWWR.IV
The Identity Center NDWWR.IV

The community weaving, National Federation of Democratic Women Western Regional Confeerence, February 8, 2020, without artist enhancements.

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The Identity Center IV.detail
The Identity Center IV.detail

Detail from the National Federation of Democratic Women Western Regional Conference, February 8, 2020

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The Identity Center IV
The Identity Center IV

Contemplating identities.

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The Identity Center IV
The Identity Center IV

The Identity Center

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The Identity Center
The Identity Center

The Identity Center III, Las Vegas Pride, October 11-12, 2019, without artist enhancements.

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Las Vegas Pride
Las Vegas Pride

Las Vegas Pride, October 11-12, 2019

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Identities
Identities

The Identity Center III, Las Vegas Pride, October 11-12, 2019

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Identities
Identities
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The Identity Center The Booth
The Identity Center The Booth

The Identity Center III, Las Vegas Pride, October 11-12, 2019

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The Identity Center Waiting to Weave
The Identity Center Waiting to Weave

The Identity Center III, Las Vegas Pride, October 11-12, 2019

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The Identity Center
The Identity Center

The Identity Center I, the first photo of the weaving in progress at The Studio, Sahara West Library exhibit titled Unraveling Identity. Exhibit attendees were asked to add to our understanding of humanity by selecting the ribbon or ribbons that most closely defines who they were or who they would be if current social constraints were not in place. Then they weaved their ribbons in the community loom. Together we created a visual language of humans true nature.

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The Identity Center at The Studio
The Identity Center at The Studio

"The Human Tapestry of Gender and Sexual Identity", the weaving in progress at The Studio, Sahara West Library exhibit titled Unraveling Identity. Exhibit attendees were asked to add to our understanding of humanity by selecting the ribbon or ribbons that most closely defines who they were or who they would be if current social constraints were not in place. Then they weaved their ribbons in the community loom. Together we created a visual language of humans true nature.

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The Tapestry, detail
The Tapestry, detail

"The Human Tapestry of Gender and Sexual Identity", the weaving in progress at The Studio, Sahara West Library exhibit titled Unraveling Identity. Exhibit attendees were asked to add to our understanding of humanity by selecting the ribbon or ribbons that most closely defines who they were or who they would be if current social constraints were not in place. Then they weaved their ribbons in the community loom. Together we created a visual language of humans true nature.

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UNRAVELING INEQUALITY
UNRAVELING INEQUALITY

Artist/Facilitator: Denise R. Duarte working with communities: Nevada Women's Lobby, The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, LEft of Center Art Gallery. ERA, a socially-engaged artwork celebrating the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by the Nevada Legislature.

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Unraveling Inequality "E"
Unraveling Inequality "E"

Artist/Facilitator: Denise R. Duarte

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Unraveling Inequality "R"
Unraveling Inequality "R"

Artist/Facilitator: Denise R. Duarte

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Unraveling Inequality (detail)
Unraveling Inequality (detail)

Artist/Facilitator: Denise R. Duarte

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Reframing the Fabric of Society
Reframing the Fabric of Society

Artists/Facilitators: Mary Lou Parker & Denise R. Duarte sited at Left of Center Art Gallery

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Reframing the Fabric of Society
Reframing the Fabric of Society

Artists/Facilitators: Mary Lou Parker & Denise R. Duarte sited at Left of Center Art Gallery

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Reframing the Fabric of Societuy
Reframing the Fabric of Societuy

Artists/Facilitators: Mary Lou Parker & Denise R. Duarte sited at Left of Center Art Gallery

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Social Practice

I am a socially-engaged artist who relishes working with community to create artwork that not only enhances their lives, but also the greater population. Issue based artwork allows for communities to articulate their perspective(s), which provides opportunities for them to become their own agent of change. Community is defined here as any number of individuals who share some commonality either defined by location, organizational relationship or any demographic classification.

Social Practice work is based on the artist amplifying the community's voice by placing it in a framework of the artist's design. 

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