El Centro hosts immigration dialogue

"Fixing it" by Texas State graduate Augustine Gootz Chavez. PHOTOS COURTESY OF LINDA KELSEY-JONES

"These Are Our Papers"

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos invites the public to the opening reception of its new exhibit, "Estos son nuestros papeles/ These Are Our Papers" on Sunday, May 21, 4-6 p.m.

The exhibit was inspired as a reflection on the country and the world in this time of global immigration crises.  Local artists who contributed their work all have direct experience either as immigrants themselves or as descendants, family and friends of people who have been refugees or immigrants.

A wide range of media and expressions from many points of view are on display. Featured are the dynamic paintings in the “Worker Series” by recent Texas State graduate Augustine Gootz Chavez, poignant photographs of refugees by Kambiz  Shabankare from his “We Are Children” series, an installation of images and writings from the Texas State University-based Borderland Project  and handmade paper and prints from Peace Paper’s recent workshop with the Refugee Services of Texas. Works by a variety of other area artists add their own unique statements in response to the theme— a great stimulus for conversation about this pressing topic that affects all.

"Once upon a time a planet called earth" by  Juan Carlos Campos Gonzalez. 

A program of readings, presentations and music by guitarist Carlos Cedillo will enhance the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibits at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos are supported in part by the San Marcos Arts Commission. Centro is located at 211 Lee Street. For more information please call 512-878-0640.

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