Sunday, August 8, 2010

SB1070 Exhibit on CNN

La Ruta/The Route
You never know what will happen.  In June 2009 I created a print for the Passport Required print exchange, a project I coordinated for the Arizona Print Group.  I submitted my print, La Ruta/The Route, for the "SB1070 - An Artist's Point of View" exhibition at ALAC as I wrote about in previous posts.  Well, CNN picked up the story of the exhibition and as a result is showing 9 pieces from the show on their website, including mine and Marlys's.  Check it out here

Artists were invited to submit work on either side of the issue.  When I looked more closely, on my second visit to the gallery, there weren't really any pieces in support of SB1070.  Marlys' print was the most balanced as it considered both sides of the immigration problem. 

Dolce, Annie, Roberto, Daniel
At the second reception, the day after SB1070 went into effect, Annie Loyd introduced me to two kids about whom the Dream Act was envisioned.  Children whose parents brought them illegally into the US as very small children, who learned the language, excelled at school, and now are faced with obstacles to attending college.   Imagine if you lived your first 16 or 17 years here and then learn you can't continue your education or get a good job because of something beyond your control.  To learn more about the Dream Act click here.

 I appreciate all the supportive comments I have gotten since the CNN piece came out.  Thank you all.

1 comment:

  1. The CNN mention is so awesome and I am so proud of you. Nice work!


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