the may 1st coalition, casa freehold, old first church, advocacy committee of the reformation lutheran church, arts horizon Leroy Neiman Art Center, galeria rios II, the shore institute of the contemporary arts, south ocean art gallery :
THE TRAVELLING IMMIGRANTS ART EXHIBIT 2009
Approximately 40 immigrant artists (artists who were displaced from their homelands) will participate in 6 exhibits throughout the tri-state area. The sixth opening is to take place:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
20 Third Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
County Freeholder Lillian Burry,
County Freeholder John D’Amico
Mayor Janet W. Tucci
This exhibit was conceived because of the need to communicate about immigration in a different way. Art has transformative and healing powers which are truly needed at this time. Art can transcend barriers, borders and differences. The Immigrants Art Exhibit provides an opportunity for immigrant artists to respond artistically to this time in history in which immigrants are being globally and locally persecuted and deprived of their rights.
The exhibit has been shown at the Rios II Gallery and LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Manhattan, the Suffolk County Community College, Selden, Long Island, the American Friends Service Committee in Newark, NJ and the South Ocean Art Gallery in Freeport, Long Island. The artists come from a variety of continents and countries including Ivory Coast, Taiwan to Guatemala and Chile. Since the first opening on July 10, 2009 requests to exhibit have been received from 3 additional galleries.