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X is for Xenophobia — I am America Art Exhibition
February 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The nature of xenophobia, the irrational fear and hatred of strangers and foreigners, will be explored in the work of 27 artists in a new exhibit, “X is for Xenophobia — I am America” at the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. 6th Street in Tucson. The opening will be Saturday, February 4 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The show will be open until March 30, 2017.
The exhibit shows the role art can play in educating people about intolerance and fear of those who are of different races, religions and/or who come from other countries. The works represent activist, interventionist, political, socially engaged and social practice art.
What role can art play in today’s world?
Artists: Christina Anstaett, Chris Anthony, Linda Cato, Lexi Coburn, Donna Coleman, Miles Conrad, Matt Cotten, Jody Cummins, Yovannah Diovantil, Kathleen Dreier, Roberta Elliott, Steve Farley, Art Hazelwood, Maya Isabella Holzman, Janelle Krause, Takako Matoba, Doug Minkler, Özlem Ayse Özgür, Carolin Rechberg, Victor Salvo, Maya Smira, Beata Wehr, Erik Westlund, Karima White, Mary Whitehead, leslie j yerman, and Zeke.
Curator Özlem Ayse Özgür (http://ozlemayseozgur.com/home.html) is a multimedia artist whose work includes documentary and short experimental films, paintings, printmaking, and Turkish traditional marbling.
The exhibit will also host two panel discussions on xenophobia:
Panel I: Dr. Thomas Christiano/University of Arizona, State Senator Steve Farley, and Dr. Brian Silverstein/University of Arizona. (https://www.facebook.com/events/357231607993203/)
Panel II: Dr. Barbara Eiswerth/Iskashitaa Refugee Network and Marge Pellegrino/Owl and Panther Project of the Hopi Foundation. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1390518680961408/)
WHERE: Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center
101 W. 6th Street
Opening night: Saturday, February 4, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exhibit runs through March 30, 2017 (Tuesday – Sunday afternoons)
Panel I: Saturday February 18 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel II: Friday, March 24 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MORE INFORMATION/OPENING: https://www.facebook.com/events/570529856470872/
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