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W&L‚Äôs Staniar Gallery Presents Borderland Collective ‚ÄúNorthern Triangle‚ÄĚ

 
Lexington, VA (Oct. 30, 2017) - Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University will open ‚ÄúNorthern Triangle‚ÄĚ On Nov. 6, an exhibition that examines issues around migration and human rights in the context of the Central American countries of El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras. The show will be on view through Dec. 8, with a public lecture and reception on Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Concert Hall.

Originally commissioned by Blue Star Contemporary in Texas, this installation created by Borderland Collective uses photographs, maps, art objects, personal stories and political documents to foster constructive dialogue and exchange around the current Central American-refugee crisis along the U.S./Mexico border.

Borderland Collective, led by artists Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar and art historian Erina Duganne, is a long-term art and education project that utilizes collaboration between artists, educators, youth and community members to engage in complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives through meaningful dialogue and modes of creation and reflection.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (540 458-8861.
 
 
 

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