Friday, April 12, 2013

“Documenting the Undocumented” Thank you very much!

“Documenting the Undocumented” Thank you very much!

Last night was the opening reception for our exhibit “Coming Out of the Shadows: Documenting the Undocumented”. Although the show is still opened until April 26th, this reception marked the zenith in of the work we put these months to get this show together. The reception was a success, counting with most of the participant artists, media coverage by AP and Mundo Hispanico, and a great audience from GSU, Agnes Scott University and the community at large. All of this despite the nasty weather we had last evening. Huge thanks to all of you artists that graciously borrowed your hard work to make this exhibit possible. Special mention to:
  • to the dream team of GLAHR, who not only created a piece that encompasses the essence of being an immigrant GLAHDIADOR in their collective “Aves Migratorias”, but also were able to ignore the exhaustion of organizing a huge march just the day before, and joined us in big numbers at our reception last night;
  • to Ingrid Cruz, whose work with Freedom University and for immigrant rights is so present throughout the Southeast, who took a bus from Mississippi all the way to Atlanta just to be with us;
  • to Juan Macias, Ricardo Ortiz, and Angel Alonso, whose pieces full of raw emotion and wild intensity enriched our show, who sacrificed family and working time to join us in times the economy suggests otherwise;
  • to Yehimi Cambron, who not only gifted the walls of our exhibit with her skill and prolificacy, but also worked long hours at the most disparate times to make it possible.
  • to Rodrigo Cervantes “Cascajo”, Luis Castañeda, Viviana González, Rubi G. González, Carolina Valdivia, and Diana Valdivia, whose beautiful work completed our exhibit.
  • to Georgia State University for its facilities, and to the chapter of Amnesty International for sponsoring this whole event and for working to the wire to make this event happening, and to all of you whose presence and support made this evening the success it was.

The exhibit is still going to be open until Friday April 26th. Do not miss the opportunity to visit it, you will not regret it.

One of the albums of the exhibit here:

Information related to the show: