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Target Gallery’s Mixing Bowl examines Immigration & Diversity in America
Target Gallery’s Mixing Bowl examines Immigration & Diversity in America

From Mary Cook of the Torpedo Factory:

(Alexandria, VA) Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery opens their 2011 Exhibition Season with Mixing Bowl, an exhibition examining the hot topic issue of immigration in America.  Artists were invited to submit work for consideration addressing their personal views on immigration and diversity in America today.  Our jurors, Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Briony Evans Hynson, selected 16 artists for the exhibition.  The work on view ranges from a large-scale video installation, photorealistic drawings, collage, and assemblage to photography. Artists in the exhibit include: Nathan Bond (NY), Anne Dushanko Dobek (NJ), Chris Dutch (WV) and Amy Williams (WV), Corey Escoto (PA), Claire Feng (MD), Hugh Jones (VA), Carolina Rubio MacWright (NY), Barbara McIntyre (CA), Jennifer Nuttall (TX), Indrani Nayargall (NC), Joseph Ostraff (UT), So Yoon Lym (NJ), Kitty Sweet Winslow (CT), Stephanie Williams (VA), and Mara Zaslove (CA).

The exhibition opens January 8 and runs through February 27. A reception to meet the artists and listen to the jurors’ talk will be during our Second Thursday Art Night, Wintery Mix, on January 13, from 6-8pm. Special programming for this exhibition includes a free film night on Friday, February 4, 7-9pm. Screening of the film “Beyond Borders” with guest Simon Burrow, Executive Producer.  Burrow will lead a panel comprised of 3-4 panelists discussing the film, the issues of legal and illegal immigration, and personal stories of Immigration in America.  Then on Thursday, February 10, 7pm, the local art and writing group, SPARK, will present a spoken word event in the gallery, inspired by the exhibit.