Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Description

Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists who use their autobiographies and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage, and identity. The pieces in the exhibition are individual contemplations on experiences that transcend a singular ethnic or cultural group.

With immigration policy reform a major political talking point and the city of White Plains a growing home to immigrant populations, the experience of the New American has never felt so relevant. In addition to socio-economic hurdles, New Americans face countless cultural obstacles as they replant their roots in foreign soil. In the globally-minded melting pot of New York, acculturation leads to a sense of multiple identities.

The exhibition includes site-specific installations, photography, and mixed-media works by Westchester and New York Hudson Valley artists. It will be on view at ArtsWestchester from March 17 through May 2.

Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America is made possible thanks to major grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibiting Artists:

Photo caption: Beautiful Blessing by Bibiana Huang Matheis from the series Chinese Mojo

Beautiful Blessing by Bibiana Huang Matheis from the series Chinese Mojo

Osi Audu
Nandini Chirimar
Pepe Coronado
Nazanin H. Munroe
Bibiana Huang Matheis
Timothy Paul Myers
Peter Sis
Yardena Donig Youner
Ed Young
Raphael Zollinger

This event is part of ARTSEE, a festival showcasing new works of art throughout Westchester County in celebration of ArtsWestchester’s 50th anniversary.

Click here to view the Crossing Borders exhibition brochure.

Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America also includes a series of curated performances and artist talks. For more information click here.



Event Location and Ticket Information

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ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Saturday, May 2, 2015
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914-428-4220
Presenter Website: artswestchester.org


Sponsor Message

Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America is made possible thanks to major grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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