November First Friday ft. Katherine Akey, Lloyd Foster, & AACIA

Exhibition Dates: November 3-December 17, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 6-9pm
(FREE; $8 Suggested Donation)

Join IA&A at Hillyer on Friday, November 3rd for First Friday Dupont Gallery Walk as we present the opening reception for two solo exhibitions featuring Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster and the group exhibition "Immigration in Ibero-America," presented by the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA). Guests can meet the artists at the reception sponsored by Bier Baron Tavern.

Akey's "The Arctic Smiles Now" features recent work that stems from a trip to the top of the world with the Arctic Circle Residency program in the fall of 2015. With impressions of the history of exploration and human experiences in the voices of men and in the experiences of male explorers, Akey weaves the northern landscapes of legend and the Golden Age of Exploration with the realities of Arctic conservation projects, bringing glory to the women she found in Svalbard devoting their lives to protecting the land.

Foster's "Land That We Love" - his debut solo exhibition - features a series of photographs and videos highlighting his experiences in the West African country of Sierra Leone. From children to adults, these images highlight everyday life in Sierra Leone and the resiliency of the people who always find ways to rebuild during tough times.

In "Immigration in Ibero-America," the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) presents an exhibition featuring artwork from seventeen countries. The exhibition aims to show the positive cultural, social, and economic influence of immirgrants in the Ibero-American countries, portraying how they have welcomed immigrants into their cultures.
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