Pigeon is a street artist who cares about belonging. He aims to incite community by confronting the attitudes, rhetoric, institutions and laws that prevent us from feeling at home in the place we live. Pigeon began working in Bangor 5 years ago and he has since been seen on the streets of NYC and all over Maine with his latest work: the MAINER Project. Portraits from the MAINER project have been wheat pasted on the exterior of the building as part of the current ARRIVAL exhibition. This artist talk is a part of the ARRIVAL calendar of community engagement events.
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 made possible by our 2017 Yearlong Exhibition Sponsors and through a generous grant from the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.