I AM American
Image: Un Dolor by Saul Aguirre
I AM American
Curated by Sergio Gomez
March 1 - April 13, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8th, 5-7 pm
I Am American presents multiple perspectives on immigration and ethnicity. Using a variety of styles, each work provides a wide angle view into the bi-cultural experience. Participating artists are first, second, or third generation immigrants. Others can trace their heritage back to the Native American Indians. This exhibition about the American experience provides ample room for conversations and personal interpretation and explores what it truly means to be “American”.
A Special Program on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, multi-media artist Pia Cruzalegui will document Freeport’s American Story through a special photo shoot open to the entire community. During the photo shoot the artist will ask each family to share a story of their heritage in an informal setting. The artist will later produce a short film capturing the highlights of the stories. Each participating family can select receive a digital image or choose a 8 x 10 print for $5.00.
Register here to be part of Freeport's American Story
This exhibition is part of the programming for the 2019 Big Read: One Freeport, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Freeport Public Library Foundation and the Freeport chapter of the Rotary International.
“NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.”