[Two excerpts from my book Hooked on Antifreeze: True Tales About Loving and Leaving Alaska have been accepted into the show, Migration Stories (more info below). I will attend the show’s opening reception on Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Multnomah Art Center. I hope to see you there.]
Multimedia show honors World Refugee Day
In conjunction with World Refugee Day, Multnomah Art Center is exhibiting a juried multimedia show called “Migration Stories” June 1 through July 2, 2018.
Former UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon states, “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.”
We are a nation of indigenous peoples, ancestors of slaves and captives, refugees, and immigrants. The show mission supports MAC’s commitment to fostering creative relationships with our community through reflecting our inner and outer worlds, expressing our diversity, building bridges and learning from each other. This exhibit explores the many aspects of leaving home, of finding home, and how we make home where we are. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1, 6-9pm.
The show includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed media, poetry, prose and video from these 45 artists representing a wide range of cultures and personal histories from England, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Jewish diaspora, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Native American Tribes, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, Vietnam and more. The exhibit closes 5pm on July 2.
The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages. We offer programs in dance, theatre, music, drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, printmaking, photography, literary arts and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available. For more information about MAC or the nonprofit support organization, Multnomah Arts Center Association, call 503.823.2787 or visit www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org.