Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hello, My Name Is...

FIG member Lynn Susholtz presents her art exhibition called "Hello, My Name Is..." in collaboration with The New Arrival Center students at Crawford High School. The opening reception is Friday, February 6, from 5-7 PM, at Bread & Cie Bakery & Café, 350 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

“Hello, My Name Is...” tells the stories and dreams of travel, relocation and growing up. Students from the New Arrival Center worked with Lynn Susholtz and their teachers to create art that tells stories of their travels from their home countries.

The New Arrival Center serves immigrant and refugee students providing a solid foundation in oral and written English for students who are new to the United States. Across the New Arrival Center at Crawford, most of the students have had some form of interrupted formal education and have experienced varying degrees of violence and trauma. These students have already overcome enormous obstacles in their young lives and are now learning a new language, culture, social, and educational system. They strive to achieve their goals and better their lives with a level of sincerity and enthusiasm that belies the awful situations that many of them have escaped. That they are now able and ready to share their stories is a testament to their will to survive and now thrive.

The exhibit continues through March 1.

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