Carlow University Art Gallery Exhibits Out of Many - Stories of Migration

The Carlow University Art Gallery will exhibit the work of five local photographers for "Out of Many - Stories of Migration" from September 13-December 6.

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Works from Five Photographers Tells Stories of Migrants to Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, Pa. – Carlow University Art Gallery, a gallery devoted to exhibiting the artwork of professional and regional artists, will exhibit the work of five photographers in a powerful display titled, “Out of Many – Stories of Migration,”  from September 13, 2018 until December 6, 2018.  The Carlow University Art Gallery is located on the second floor of University Commons, at the center of the Carlow campus.


“The project from which these photographs are taken is about the process of moving – or being moved – to a new place. Rather than looking at migrants as faceless, nameless stereotypes, this project gives us individual stories,” wrote the exhibit’s curators, Laura Domencic and Brian Cohen, in the guide for “Out of Many – Stories of Migration.”  Cohen’s photographs of buildings used by the migrant and immigrant community are part of the exhibit.


In addition to Cohen, the artists include:  Scott Goldsmith, who followed a family of refugees from Bhutan upon their arrival at Pittsburgh International Airport; Nate Guidry, who photographed Jose Luis Ibarra and his two daughters; Lynn Johnson, who photographed a naturalization ceremony and portraits of new citizens; and Annie O’Neill, who, for her photographs, brought together two strangers, both émigrés, but one has been in the U.S. significantly longer than the other. 


In conjunction with the exhibit, Sara Jacobs, MFA, assistant professor of art at Carlow, and the director of the Carlow University Art Gallery, has arranged a series of programs that will bring additional depth to the exhibit.


September 25, 2018 – “Standing with Immigrants, a Work of Mercy” – Sister Pat Murphy and Sister JoAnn Persch of Chicago will discuss their work with persons being deported.  This will take place at 4 p.m. in the second floor Commons Area, near the Carlow University Art Gallery.


October 25, 2018 – “Turn the Tables Dinner and Discussion” – This begins at 6:45 p.m., with dinner to be served at 7 p.m., also in the second floor Commons Area.


November (Date/time to be determined.) “DACA Dreamers Event – Carlow University Art Gallery


December 6, 2018 – Closing Reception – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carlow University Art Gallery.


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About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s 13 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.



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