Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:54

March 1 – March 29, 2019

Reception: Friday, March 1, Art Display & Stories, New School Lobby 11:30 – 1:30

“Plants growing in the wild, dug up and replanted in pots to better flourish, leave a home in their natural habitat.  Every immigrant is an emigrant, something is lost as well as gained.” *

Twelve local artists interpret immigration stories into an imaginative and brilliant wave of visual art creations of collage, fiber, acrylics, oils, and sculpture. Immigrant art exhibitEach story and piece honor the history of ancestry bringing to light stories and sacrifice to make life better. One artist reflects that her art “is a cry for justice and peace”, as another artist reflects on border walls and asks, “Have you all forgotten something?” 

Exhibiting artists and their works are: Bayda Asbridge, Arch of Triumph, Palmyra; Charlotte Eckler, Your Smoke is Their Smoke, and, Despite All Odds; Patti Kelly, Hidden Truths; Shelia Rae Lutz, Have You All Forgotten Something?; *Philip Marshall, Immigrant/Emigrant: The Holes We Leave Behind; Edmy Ortiz, Esperanza- Hope; Christle Rawlins-Jackson, Beat of the Drum- Brings Forth Ancestral Spirits; Barbara Roberts, God Bless you! and Immigrant from Ghana; Judith Schutzman, Mamina and Her Boys; Susi Ryan, She Chose to be Here… and, Hidden in Plain Sight; Lynn Simmons, How Do I Know; and John Trobaugh.

Immigrant Art Exhibit is part of the Immigrant Experience Stories, founded by the International Committee of the Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS.

Image: Your Smoke Is Their Smoke, Charlotte Eckler