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Artist Talk and Reception: "Mother of Exiles"

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Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at HCC Dale Mabry, Gallery 221, Tampa FL

Feb 27 2020
Artist Talk and Reception: "Mother of Exiles"

Local artists speak about timely issues for closing reception at HCC.

Join Gallery3@HCC Dale Mabry Campus for the closing reception of Mother of Exiles: Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid (on view January 13–February 27, 2020). A performance by Sam(ira) Obeid will precede a panel discussion with all participating artists at 6 p.m. Food, libations, and music will be provided for free, courtesy of the gallery.

Named after an excerpt from “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus enshrined inside of the base of the Statue of Liberty—Mother of Exiles at Gallery3@HCC is a group exhibition of works that document, represent, and recontextualize the difficulties and obstructions immigrants face in the current political moment. Through photography, poetry, video, and installation, artists Samir BernardezBahareh KhooshoeeLaura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid examine their own experiences navigating the United States immigration system while raising timely questions about citizenship, borders, and popular perception.

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Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.

Image credit: Laura Kim Meckling, Progreso, Texas, USA | Nuevo Progreso, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (border sign), 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.



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HCC Dale Mabry, Gallery 221

4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614


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