Tuesday, September 5, through Thursday, October 12, the Cummings Art Center of Connecticut College will be hosting “Intersections- A Benefit Exhibition for the Immigration Advocacy and Support Center.” The exhibit features the artwork of renowned artists, all of whom were born outside of the United States but now live in the region. The participating artists are Corina Alvarezdelugo, Rafael Colón, Guido Garaycochea, Tedman David Martínez Onofre, Nadine Renazile, Pierre Sylvain and Mohamad Hafez.
Artist Mohamad Hafez kicks off a series of events Wednesday, September 13, with the Dayton Visiting Artist Lecture from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Oliva Hall in Cummings Art Center. On Saturday, September 23, an Artists’ Reception will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Cummings Art Center, and on Saturday, October 7, there will be a panel discussion on immigrants’ rights and immigration policy from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Evans Hall in Cummings Art Center, with a reception to follow.
For this exhibition, the artists have generously agreed to offer their work for sale with half of all proceeds donated to the Immigration Advocacy and Support Center. The artwork, although it varies in media and topics of inspiration, is tied together by the themes of community and culture.