Zoe Bray Exhibit
Basque artist, Zoe Bray, is proud to announce the inauguration of her exhibit “Face to Face/Bekoz beko Portraits of Basques in the American West” on October 1, 2019 at 6pm at the Basque and Bayonne History Museum. This exhibit, expanded from an earlier one, “Nevadan Basques” that was displayed at Reno City Hall’s Metro Gallery January 14-March 1, 2019, will incorporate Basques from all over the Basque American West. Bray’s work differs from other artists’ as she focusses on “the personal individuality of her models and how they have chosen to be Basque and American, instead of focusing on external markers of identity.” For more information on Zoe and her work, visit her website.
World Congress of Basque Collectivities
Participants in the upcoming, 7th World Congress of Basque Collectivities, will soon be arriving in the Basque Country. The congress that will take place in Bilbao October 1-4 is an opportunity for representatives of countries that have organized Basque communities to gather, share their experiences and establish a four-year plan of action for all to be successful until the next such opportunity arises. Currently there are 25 countries with organized Basque entities that are allowed to send 3 delegates each. Added to these, the Basque Government also reserves the right to invite other individuals that it feels can meaningfully contribute to the conversations. The event not only includes working meetings, but also some outings, as well as reception on Friday the 4th at the Lehendakaritza with Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu. This will be followed by an event at the Basque Parliament celebrating the approval of Law 8/1994 the “Relations with Basque Communities Abroad Act,” on May 27, 1994 that has facilitated the many Basque Government programs now available to Basques living outside of the Basque Country. Official delegates elected to represent NABO are Argia Beristain, Lisa Corcostegui, and Jean Flesher. Other guests attending include NABO President, Philippe Acheritogaray; Juan Mari Aramendi, representing east coast Basques, Kate Camino, Center for Basque Studies; Anne Marie Chiramberro Hella Basque; William A. Douglass, and Patty Miller from the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise. To see the congress program, click here.