April 6, 2023
A multidisciplinary project that documents the journeys of refugees, immigrants and Native Americans living in Idaho.
Arrivals: What's Left Behind, What Lies Ahead is a multidisciplinary project that documents the journeys of refugees, immigrants and Native Americans living in Idaho. Exhibition attendees will gain firsthand knowledge of their journeys, struggles and ultimate successes through video, audio and large-format black-and-white photographs. This is a collaborative project involving faculty members from Dickinson, the University of Delaware and Boise State University.
Through this project, the artists record and disseminate the stories of refugees and immigrants living in Idaho and of Native Americans who have been displaced from their ancestral lands. As of February 2019, refugees and immigrants from over 100 countries have agreed to participate.
Although Idaho is reputed to be a place of relative cultural homogeneity, the stories of Idaho’s people are layered and complex. Idaho has long been a place where Native Americans have lived or relocated. For 300 years, it has been a place where other migrants and immigrants have lived and sometimes stayed; some were welcomed, and some were rebuffed. More recently, Idaho has become a place that embraces refugees and immigrants from around the globe.
The primary collaborators in this project are Stephanie Bacon (professor of art, Boise State University; artist, designer, curator, writer; director, Idaho Center for the Book), Andy Bale (lecturer in art, Dickinson College; photographer, curator, videographer), Jon Cox (National Geographic Explorer; associate professor, University of Delaware; photographer, curator, videographer), Palina Louangketh, DSL (founder & executive director of the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora; professor of multicultural studies at Boise State University), and Anna Slatinska, Ph.D. (faculty of arts, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia).
The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the the Center for Civic Learning & Action and the Department of Art & Art History.
For more information visit: https://www.clarkeforum.org/thursday-april-6-2023/. This event is in-person only. It will not be livestreamed or recorded.
Opening Reception: 5:30–7 p.m.; Artist Talk at 6 p.m.
Exhibition begins April 6 and continues through May 5.
- Location: Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
- Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Cost: Free