Tuesday, December 18, 2018
30 March 2018

Invitation to see Columbus Crossing Borders exhibition at the Dublin Arts Council, free of charge

While millions of people are fleeing war, terror and persecution, 34 artists and a film crew have embarked on a mission to inspire understanding and compassion. The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, directed by Laurie VanBalen and documentary filmmaker Doug Swift, is presented as a traveling visual art exhibition and documentary film that explores the journeys of refugees.While millions of people are fleeing war, terror and persecution, 34 artists and a film crew have embarked on a mission to inspire understanding and compassion. The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, directed by Laurie VanBalen and documentary filmmaker Doug Swift, is presented as a traveling visual art exhibition and documentary film that explores the journeys of refugees.


On view in the Dublin Arts Council gallery, 7125 Riverside Drive in Dublin from May 1 through June 8, the visual collage of artworks serve as tribute to the resilience and strength of spirit that sustain those who have lived through such hardships. As the viewer moves throughout the gallery, each artwork contains an element that reaches into the adjacent artwork, creating harmonious ‘border crossings’ within the space.


The Columbus Crossing Borders Project exhibition is the second iteration of Dublin Arts Council’s three-year exploration of immigration, integration and identity. Admission is free of charge. A documentary film screening of “Breathe Free” is planned for May 10 in Dublin’s Abbey Theater. For details, please visit dublinarts.org or call 614.889.7444. 


Individuals, families, or groups are welcome to visit for a self-guided tour of the exhibition. The opening reception is May 1st 6-8pm at the Dublin Arts Council, which is open and free to the public as well. 


Please see the attached flyer for more details and to schedule a visit using the Group Visit Form. In addition, we will have a resource area accompanying the exhibition, so if you have any community resources, flyers, pamphlets you would like shared in the exhibition space, please let us know.

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