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Home is Exhibition
Community Engagement

"Home Is..." Exhibition

8 A.M. - 8 P.M.
St. Francis College
SFC Art Gallery (5th Floor), Library

Working in a variety of media, the exhibiting artists in “Home Is...” orient viewers to the structural and sentimental aspects of the concept of home.

Home can be one’s place of birth or the place to which one resettles. Often considered one’s center, it is the place where one is affirmed, welcomed, embraced and able be oneself.

Home is complicated and nuanced, conjuring a multitude of memories and emotions. Though the thought of home has the potential to unleash warm sentiments, homes are constantly being built, demolished and added on to, as needs and desires change. Home can be a place we run to — or run from.

Inspired by the current and ongoing global movement of human beings searching for or creating new homes in foreign lands, the artists whose work is featured in “Home Is…” offer concrete ways to engage with one’s local environment and overcome feelings of apathy, complacency and hopelessness.

Some promote dialogue around divisive issues related to the concept of home. Others grapple with home as a physical space or a dwelling: the building materials, the shape, the size. Yet home also encompasses people, rituals, food, language and public meeting spaces. It is an amalgamation of spaces, people, sights, sounds and objects, all of which shape our well-being and, ultimately, our physical and spiritual development. All of these themes will be explored in "Home Is..."

This group exhibition is free and open to the public. Visitors should check in at the concierge desk in the lobby of 179 Livingston Street.

Participating Artists in “Home Is…”

Steve Anolik, Meg Boe Birns, Linda Fernandez, Rich Garr, Denae Howard, Anya Iovanov, David Iovanov, Walis Johnson, Alexander Kustanovich, M. Carmen Lane, AnnaMaria Leal, Ayanna Legros, Juan Luis Matos, Joel Mentor and Michael Wolf

About the Curator
“Home Is…” was curated by Bianca Mońa. As an artist, curator and arts educator and advocate, she has initiated a number of projects at institutions such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa). An oral history–centered sound artist, Mońa has received commissions from The Laundromat Project and Culture Push. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts administration from Dillard University, two master’s degrees (one in arts education, the other in interdisciplinary studies) from San Jose State University and Teachers College, Columbia University, respectively. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados.

Primary Contact
Bianca Mona: [email protected]

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