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Home: Reflections on Place

October 5 – December 22, 2018

Fall #4
Ni Rong
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Home is an art exhibit of work by immigrants to Maine who have been asked to reflect on the idea of “home” as individuals who have left one home and come to another.  Leaving one’s home and finding another and assimilating ideas of family, culture and community in a new place are part of the immigrant experience.  We asked each artist in this exhibit to 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. 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.

Artists
Kifah Abdulla
Rabee Kiwan
Carolina Gonzalez Valencia
Orson Horchler
Titi de Baccarat
Ni Rong
Yelena Fiske
Munira Naqui
Burcin Kirik
Emma Wolfsohn & Miriam Ochoa
Sara Inacio
Wazo Daveed & Alexis Iammarino

Related performances, lectures, and readings will be held in addition to the visual art exhibit in conjunction during the time the exhibit is up.  Exhibition and programming is generously supported by the Maine Humanities Council.

 

 

 

This exhibit is proud to be affiliated with Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks and Pathways.

Upcoming Events:
Oct24
Panel Discussion: History of Immigration in Maine
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Held in conjunction with Home: Reflections on Place, an exhibit on view in the Lewis Gallery October 5-December 22, 2018.
Oct25
Wazo Daveed in concert at Portland Public Library
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Teen Events Join us for this FREE community concert headlining Wazo Daveed!
Nov08
Panel Discussion: Immigrant Advocacy in Maine
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Held in conjunction with Home: Reflections on Place, an exhibit on view in the Lewis Gallery October 5-December 22, 2018.
Nov15
Poetry reading & performance by Kifah Abdullah, Emma Flores & Devin Colella
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults
Nov29
Panel Discussion: Legacy and Influences of Immigration in Maine
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Held in conjunction with Home: Reflections on Place, an exhibit on view in the Lewis Gallery October 5-December 22, 2018.
Dec07
AFRiCAN DUNDADA presents A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults