Exciting Exhibition by International Students: Don't Miss It!
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CONTACT: Holly Brown, Gallery Curator
EVENT: “Finding Voice” Exhibition
EXHIBITION DATES: October 16 – November 13
The Union Gallery hosts “Finding Voice,” an exhibition of photography by international students at Catalina Magnet High School. Finding Voice (www.findingvoiceproject.org) is an innovative literacy and visual arts program in Tucson dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant youth in LEARN Center English Language Development (ELD) classes at Catalina Magnet High School develop their literacy and second language skills by researching, photographing, writing, and speaking out about critical social issues in their lives and communities. Finding Voice educators, Julie Kasper and Josh Schachter, founded the program in the spring of 2007 in collaboration with the Tucson chapter of the International Rescue Committee. They have worked with students from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Yemen, and Vietnam to help them examine through words and photographs where they came from, where they live now and what future they want to create for themselves and their communities. Through this experience the students develop a better understanding of their Tucson neighborhoods and of U.S. culture, while building a strong connection to their own native cultures and families. Their photographs, writing and digital stories have been exhibited throughout Tucson and in the United States Senate. Educators Julie Kasper, Josh Schachter, and participating students will give an artist talk at the reception on October 16. The Union Gallery will host a panel of Tucson artists, educators, and community members to discuss community-based art and the challenges of representation on November 5. These events are free and open to the public.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 16 from 5-7pm. Artist talk begins at 6pm.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, November 5 from 5-7pm. Voice & Identity – Issues of Representation in Visual and Literary Arts, featuring local arts organizers and educators.
LOCATION: Union Gallery
Student Union Memorial Center, 3rd floor, NE corner
The University of Arizona
1303 E. University Drive
Tucson, AZ 85721
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm, evening hours Wednesday until 8:00pm.
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