2.20.2009

"Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting
Barriers, Bridging Identities"

Opening: Friday, February 27, from 7-9 pm
Closing: Saturday, March 7, 12:30-2 pm
February 20 - March 7, 2009

Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery
5505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036
323.936.714 www.kccla.org
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) announces "Women Artists on
Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging
Identities", a visual conversation featuring contemporary artworks
selected by MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz. Also on view are selected
immigration posters from the Center for the Study of Political
Graphics and a digital projection of images from many of the 125
artists who answered the call to participation will also be on view
in the reception area and online at http://waoi.blogspot.com.

The forty women artists in the exhibition captured a myraid of
expressions of the immigrant experience from first person accounts to
poignant family mementos to impassioned pleas for legalization and
reform. Collectively, the artwork sparks a necessary dialog about our
cultural, personal and political identities. A full color catalogue
accompanies the exhibition.

The Opening Reception includes Korean music and refreshments along
with a screening of the 5th WCA International Video Shorts Festival
in the upstairs theatre. The Southern California WCA (SCWCA) chapter
will host a Closing with Artists' Talks in celebration of
International Women's Day on Saturday, March 7, 12:30 - 2 pm. The
public is invited to attend.

The exhibition opens during the 2009 College Art Association
conference and WCA Art & Activism Confab in Los Angeles and is made
possible, in part, by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts
Commission. More online at scwca.org.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Mariana Barnes, Yvonne Beatty, Alejandra Chaverri, Ching-Ching Cheng,
Gilda Davidian, Cosette Dudley, Dwora Fried, Shelley Gazin, Elizabeth
Gomez, Becky Guttin, Jennifer Maria Harris, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman,
Judy Johnson-Williams, Niku Kashef, Arzu Arda Kosar and Gul Cagin,
Patricia Krebs, Alexia Kutzner, Li 'n Lee, Lynn Elliott Letterman,
Viviana Lombrozo, Poli Marichal, Michelle Montjoy, Carol Nye, Amparo
J. Ochoa, Priscilla Otani, Lark (Larisa Pilinsky), Sinan Leong
Revell, Patricia Rodriguez, Sandy Rodriguez, Ann Storc, Yuriko
Takata, Luz Tapia, Tate Sisters, Linda Vallejo, Alicia Villegas, Sama
Wareh, Sarah Wilkinson, Holly Wong.

For more information contact Libby Hartigan at
libbyhartigan@scwca.org or 310-390-7478 or visit http://
waoi.blogspot.com.

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