I'm New Here: Perspectives on Migration juried by Boriana Kantcheva
October 27, 2018 - January 18, 2019
Opening Reception, October 27th at 7 PM
Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street, Arlington, MA 02474
This exhibit will feature prominently in the grand re-opening celebration of the new Arlington Center for the Arts this fall. After three years of challenge and change, ACA is on the cusp of moving into our new home. Reflecting on this major organizational transition, and with an eye on larger themes of migration in our broader world, we invite you, our artist community, to help mark this transition with an exhibit of artwork reflecting on themes of migration, change, transformation, and the meaning of home.
I’m New Here seeks to inspire dialogue and learning about issues of migration and immigration as they apply in our community and in the world at large. This exhibit will show artwork addressing the themes and experiences of human migration, voluntary or not, for social, political, and economic reasons, and the experiences of resettlement. Themes include: asylum and assimilation, borders and boundaries, citizenship and crossings, identity/identities, and the meaning of home.
One on Lewanda's pieces from her series "Telling Our Story" will be featured, "Lolo, Please Go Sledding with Me" (2000, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x36")
MgaKwento is a storytelling collaboration exploring the intersection of art , ethnic identity development and experiences of the Filipino diaspora.