Echoes of Immigration

Currently showing in the NLG: Echoes of Immigration

November 6-December 2

Documentarian and artist Mario Quiroz worked with classes in the English, history, modern language, and visual arts departments this fall. His participation in these eight classes ranged from presenting on his work, demonstrating techniques, sharing his opinion, assessing student projects, and observing Beaver culture. These interactions lead to students’ visual works and research in this show.

The final pieces represent a range of perspectives and understandings on how immigration echoes throughout our lives. Dispersed amongst these works are photographs in black frames by Mr. Quiroz.

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Leave your comments about the exhibit below.


15 Responses to Currently showing in the NLG: Echoes of Immigration

  1. Abraham Gonzalez November 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    I really enjoyed the art gallery. I think that all the art presentations were really well thought out and made.

  2. Shantal Risk November 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    I thought the gallery was very interesting, it showed different aspects of being a immigrant that I wouldn’t expect to see in a gallery. I kinda expected a stereotypical depiction of being an immigrant in the U.S but there where many components that really caught my eye, like the papers from the immigration book and the section about teachers at Beaver who where immigrants at some point.

  3. Katrina November 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    I like the piece of the papers from the book where the papers where all spread out on the wall and on the floor. I liked this piece because I think that it was simple but also creative in a way.

  4. Liam November 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    I thought the immigration gallery was interesting. The variation of the art products showed diversity in the way many of the students think at Beaver. I thought the project with the pages of the immigration manual popped out the most to me because it symbolizes our broken immigration system. however, I thought the overall gallery leaned towards amnesty for immigrants and open borders, something I absolutely don’t agree with.

  5. Zico November 19, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    I really liked the exhibit. I especially liked the piece that was made of pages from the US Citizenship Handbook because it helped me visualize how hard it really is to become a citizen and how ridiculous the whole process is. I also liked just the idea of having exhibit in the first place because it is raising awareness on the issue of immigration.

  6. Jake November 21, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I thought that the gallery is really interesting. I liked how everything was different, but at the same time it all connected with each other.

  7. Michaela November 21, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I really like how the art gallery has different themes. Having a theme of immigration is a really cool topic for an art gallery to convey.

  8. Ben November 21, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    I really liked the image of the world. I think that it conveys it’s message well and is a very intriguing peace of art.

  9. Maddie Mullin November 21, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    I really liked seeing all the images from the immigration exhibit. The photos were very colorful and represented a message. I also liked the recording so you could learn about the exhibits and what they are and what the photos represent.

  10. Corinne November 21, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    I find the pictures on the wall are very powerful. I liked the papers on the wall because it was very creative. The papers on the wall symbolized the broken handbook and I thought it was interesting.

  11. Maya November 21, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    I really liked the gallery theme of immigration. My favorite was the book pages in the shape of America. I also liked how there were all different pictures and posters that focused on different ideas immigration.

  12. Jill November 21, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    The Echoes of Immigration exhibit is an eye opener. It sheds a new and creative light on modern day immigration. The variation of pieces helped illustrate the difficulties of being an immigrant. I’m excited that Beaver put this in the NGL because it is interesting and the viewer can interpret different ideas from each piece of art.

  13. Craig Ackerman November 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    I liked all the different types of the visual representations in this gallery. I really liked how the group that created the giant immigration poster used pages from the Immigration Laws and Regulations book. I also liked how another collected feedback from social media on immigration and created the U.S. out of them.

  14. Charlie November 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    The exhibit is very interesting! The map is very detailed and I enjoyed the art that you produced.

  15. Brunel November 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the art pieces. They all represent something important about immigration. By far my favorite piece is the bottles and flags.

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