“A Conversation on Race & Identity” at LH Horton Jr Gallery
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“A Conversation on Race and Identity” exhibition and accompanying special events question common social and cultural identity assumptions.
February 22 – March 16, 2018
Artists’ works explore topics from their personal cultural heritage, and how socially constructed “realities” have shaped and often misinformed our perspective of various ethnic groups. Works also speak to significant cultural traditions, such as the textile Japanese fishing jacket by John D. Konno. In addition, works are also derived from culturally based literature, such as the beautifully handcrafted bird houses based on the Iranian folktale, Simorgh. Carissa Samaniego’s piece, Riding the Fence, Pulling the Trigger, incorporates a quote from a poem in Gloria Anzaldúa’s book, Borderlands/La Frontera: “this is her home, this thin edge of barbwire.” Artist Samaniego reflects, this work “embodies the in-between place through poetic language to create an authentic conversation about the multiethnic, multicentered experience in America that resides in physical and psychological in-between spaces.”
- Milton Bowens
- Carissa Samaniego
- Enrique Chagoya
- Keyvan Shovir
- Haley R. Hatfield
- Kerry Skarbakka
- Alison Ho
- Eun-Kyung Suh
- John D. Konno
- Khalid Akil White
- Tammie Rubin
- Unveiling the Soul: Drama Performance by Andonia Cakouros
- Wednesday, February 14 • 11:00AM–12:00PM
- Artist Talk with Ceramic Artist Tammie Rubin
- Thursday, February 22 • 10:00–11:00AM
- Gallery Reception
- February 22 • 5:00-7:00 P.M.
- Delta Drama monologue from Baltimore • 5:30 p.m.
- Tama Brisbane / With Our Words spoken word • 6:00 p.m.
- Simorgh Iranian folktale told by Keyvan Shovir • 6:30 p.m.
- February 22 • 5:00-7:00 P.M.
- Artists Panel Discussion: EfrenAve, Alison Ho, Kerry Skarbakka, Khalid Akil White
- Tuesday, March 6 • 11:00AM – 12:30PM
- Artist Talk with Milton Bowens
- Wednesday, March 14 • 12:30–1:30 PM
- Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph - Film Screening & Book Signing with Khalid Akil White, Author & Producer
- Tuesday, March 6 • 7:00 PM
Gallery Exhibition Hours:
- Tuesday: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
- Wednesday – Thursday: 11 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
- Friday: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
- Posted Saturday Hours: February 24th, 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a program of the Art Department of the Division of Art & Communications, a non-profit organization, and a premier exhibition space located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College. The primary mission of the Gallery is to promote the exhibition of quality and culturally diverse artwork in support of our students’ education and the community at large. The Gallery offers excellent exhibition opportunities to local, regional, and national artists, lenders and guest curators. The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a program of the Art Department of the Division of Art & Communications, and is a premier exhibition space located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College. Admission is free and open to the public.
The primary mission of the Gallery is to support Student Learning Outcomes in the visual arts curriculum by building knowledge within the aesthetic, technical, cultural and historical context of the visual arts. The Gallery offers excellent exhibition opportunities to local, regional, and national artists, lenders and guest curators. The Gallery presents artists’ work in all media, with no thematic or geographic restrictions. Student Exhibitions are held annually at the end of Spring Semester. Exhibitions are selected through a Call for Entries process, juried by the Gallery Committee and guest jurors. The Gallery is located on the ground floor of Shima Center, and is wheelchair accessible.
Recommended parking is available in the Shima lot for a fee of $2. Tours are welcome, and Gallery Talks and special needs may be addressed by contacting the Gallery.
LH Horton Jr Gallery @ San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue