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First Friday Art Walk: Home: Reflections on Place

Friday, October 05 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

“Home: Reflections on Place” is an art exhibit of work created by Immigrants and New Mainers.

Home brings together artists who are first-generation Americans to explore the idea of personal residence or refuge.  Leaving one’s home and finding another, assimilating ideas of family, culture and community in a new place are part of the immigrant experience.  We hope each artist will document this experience and reflect on what home is.  Immigrants come to this country for many different reasons; for love, for work, for education or because they are fleeing.  Some people call this place home after six months while some third-, forth- or fifth-generation Americans still don’t consider it a homeland.  Home: Reflections on Place seeks to explore what makes a home, a residence, a homeland.

In addition, Home will celebrate the significant impact immigrant artists have in Maine’s cultural conversation. It will give the public the opportunity to engage with the social, political, and cultural elements at play when they think about what a home, a city, a state means to us.

About the Series » First Friday Art Walk at PPL

Portland Public Library participates each month in Portland’s First Friday Art Walk throughout downtown Portland.  Join us each month for the opening reception of a new exhibit.  Light refreshments provided .  There are often Arts & Cultural events held in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk throughout the library – check ahead to see what’s happening!