ARRIVAL: Works by Maine Immigrant & Refugee Artists
September 22 – November 17
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 22 from 5 to 8 pm
PIGEON & THE MAINER PROJECT: Wednesday, October 11 at 7PM
AN EVENING WITH THE IMMIGRANT LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT & THE TELLING ROOM: Wednesday, October 25 at 7PM
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: Sunday, October 29 at 4PM
Maine is home to many diverse ethnicities and cultural groups, counter to the stereotypical depiction of the white, flannel-clad Mainer. While statistically Maine is still one of the most racially homogeneous states (95%), in the last decade ethnic diversity grew in all 16 counties. ARRIVAL showcases works by Maine immigrant and refugee artists. These artists, ranging from recent immigrants to long-time naturalized citizens, have arrived here in Maine and bring traditions/identities that are from other countries/cultures. Their diverse journeys are defining factors in their lives and their art.
Participating artists include: Ali Asgar, Titi de Baccarat, Rosalba Breazeale, Diana Brown, Asherah Cinnamon, Edwige Charlot, Orson Horchler, Renata Klein, Anna Mikuskova, Damir Porobic, Maia Snow, and The Telling Room.
ARRIVAL is of particular relevance in our current socio-political climate. By generating awareness, the exhibition aims to engage visitors in conversation about how our communities can work toward greater inclusivity, learn about each other, and celebrate the growing diversity in our state.
Join us on Sunday, October 29 at 4:00PM for Artist Talk with exhibition participants. Many of the ARRIVAL artists will be present at the Artist Talk to discuss their work and their personal journeys.
Clifford Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
10:00AM – 5:00PM
and by appointment
ARRIVAL is made possible by our 2017 Yearlong Exhibition Sponsors and through a generous grant from the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.