Reception for QCC Student Gallery Exhibit on America Today

Start Date: May 09 2017 - 11:00 AM

End Date: May 09 2017 - 01:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Student Event

Location: C-213


QCC STUDENT CURATORS OPEN EXHIBIT OF ART & WRITING RESPONDING TO RECENT ELECTION & AMERICA TODAY The exhibit, Building Barriers? Liberty and Justice for All, will be on view at Queensborough Community College in the 1461 Student Gallery and Resource Center at 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364 in C-Building/ Art and Design Building, Room 213 from May 2nd, 2017 to August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception and curator's talk on Tuesday, May 9th from 11am to 1pm. The exhibit is curated by Gallery and Museum Studies students Abraham Centeno and Eddie Ruiz. 1461 QCC Student Gallery and Resource Center was renamed by the student curators in order to explore social and political issues related to the recent election of 2016. 1461 is the number of days in four years. Building Barriers? Liberty and Justice for All addresses contemporary issues affecting our campus community through art and writing. The exhibit examines topics related to identity, immigration, equality, civil rights and the environment and includes work by 21 students from diverse backgrounds. Student writers and artists addressed topics including the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ communities, the Women's March, the election of 2016, and the indigenous movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Furthermore, the gallery provided resource materials related to many of these subjects. The contributing artists and writers are Razieh Arabi, Nicole Archie, Law Artis, Leslie Figueroa, Nick Giraldo, Michael Karhut, Samuel Kusk, Nancy Molina, Bar Niazov, Alejandro Ordonez, Mikael Phang, Polina Pittell, May Lin Rivera, Jessica C. Roberts, Claire Rodriguez, Jasmine Sanchez, Camille Seaberry, Sabina Sue-A- Quan, Dimitri Toumaras, Walton Williams, and one anonymous artist. For further information, please email us at


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