Present Box Opening Reception
Patty Ortiz: Work Won't Kill You: I Am Here
Exhibition runs April 24 until May 6
Opening Reception Tuesday, April 24
Free and open to the public
WWKY: I Am Here addresses the painful quandary of involuntary childhood immigrants who thought they had qualified for a path to citizenship through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals only to have that opportunity threatened. Just as pulling a flowering plant out of the ground threatens the life of the plant and leaves a gaping hole in the earth, DACA recipients face a fearsome prospect, not only for themselves and their families but for their communities as well.
At this opening reception, Executive Director David Dadone and artist Patty Ortiz will introduce the exhibition and related programming. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit bmoca.orgfor more information.