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HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience


HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience engages the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States. It is an exciting opportunity for a diverse and accessible conversation on US immigration through the artistic lens of those who have immigrated, and now call the US home. The exhibition is curated by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego from community-sourced submissions bringing together personal narratives from a wide range of backgrounds. Art is a powerful vehicle for understanding and community building, and this will be an engaing space to learn more about our friends and neighbors.

HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience opens February 15, 2019, with a First Friday reception from 5-7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public with refreshments and snacks, along with the exhibition artists on-hand discussing their process.

Then, join us on February 26, from 6-7:30 pm for Where Are You from? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian, and how we can create inclusive communities. This program is made possible by a partnership between Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and ACLO. The conversation is based on the LO Reads’ 2019 selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez which includes themes of immigration, struggle with unknowns, identity, and assimilation into US culture.

As the only dedicated visual arts gallery in the City of Lake Oswego, the Arts Council and its ARTspace have a unique opportunity to inspire thought and conversation through art. The Arts Council of Lake Owego’s mission is to ensure that arts are accessible and an integral part of life in our community.

Earlier Event: February 1
ARTmart After Dark