|My panel for One House about my grandfather Johan Trumpy, who came to the US in 1902 from Norway.|
ONE HOUSE PROJECT EXHIBIT
Panels Created by Artists and Community Members Pay Tribute to Ancestors’ or Personal Immigration Stories
Exhibition on View:
NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 15, 2018
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTIONSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | FREEArtWatch collective’s One House Project exhibit brings together participants, both artists and community members, who have been given a simple wood panel measuring 12-inches square on which to tell the story of one of their ancestors who came to this country from elsewhere, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Participants who are themselves immigrants were encouraged to use the panel to tell their own story. Native Americans, who were the first inhabitants of this land, may honor any ancestor whose life story is important to them. ArtWatch Collective will construct an underlying structure — a house — and attach the completed panels to the outside, covering it completely. The One House Project exhibit will also incorporate audio and video recordings of contributing participants.
To learn more about the One House Project and view images of panels that were created for the first exhibit (which was presented in 2017 at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC), please visit the ArtWatch website:
ArtWatch is a collective of artists who have gathered together to use the power of visual communication to express their support for values such as tolerance, inclusion, equality, and stewardship of the environment. Learn more at: www.artwatchdc.com